Former Colorado linebacker says blue chip son mistreated on recruiting visit

Buffs alum disapointed after his four-star son was removed from Folsom Field


Deion Sanders and his staff seem to have a good grip on recruiting by pulling outstanding players into Boulder. It’s part of building a top-notch philosophy with the Buffs program, but not everyone is happy with the process.


Former CU Buffs standout Anwawn Jones took to social media and told a story about his son Marco’s recruiting visit during the USC weekend. He let it be known in a reply to CU recruit Talan Chandler that Sanders and the Buffs won’t be receiving a commitment from the legacy recruit.



“My son, Marco Jones, was invited to Boulder for the USC game, and he loved it,” Jones said on X. “Four-star LB, son of an alum, unreal game experience, all was gravy… Until they kicked Marco out of the recruit area after the game and said they didn’t know who he was. Marco explained who was. They said he wasn’t on the list and was asked to leave. You kicked my son and his coach out of the facility and didn’t care that they traveled from California. CU Buffs Football – I know it’s busy in Boulder with all of the cool things happening, but know, you treated a true blue chipper and the son of a CU buff like a scrub.



“I’m sad because Marco would have been a great Buff, but the Buffs don’t know who he is. I’m a huge supporter of Deion Sanders, and I love what he’s doing with the program. I’m going to support all of the recruits that come to CU. It’s too bad Marco won’t be one of them. This one must have slipped through the cracks. On 2 The Next.”



It’s unclear if Marco Jones was on an official visit. He initially received an offer from CU prior to Sanders being hired in Boulder. The top edge rusher in the 2025 recruiting class has taken several trips around the country, including Washington and Oregon. He has also received offers from a few of the major Power Five schools.


Anwawn Jones was an original recruit of Gary Barnett at Northwestern. He eventually followed his coach by transferring to Colorado for his senior year in 2001. Jones is currently a sergeant for the Oakland Police Department in California’s Bay Area.

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