Winston Watkins Jr., five-star recruit for 2025, decommits from Deion Sanders, Colorado

Football recruit Winston Watkins Jr., a five-star wide receiver, has decided to rescind his commitment to head coach Deion Sanders at Colorado.

Watkins Jr., ranked as the No. 3 receiver and the No. 1 player in Florida for the Class of 2025, initially committed to Colorado in December.

The junior from First Baptist Academy in Naples, Florida, expressed concern about limiting his opportunities by being committed to one school.

Watkins Jr. shared that he wants to explore all potential opportunities and maintain good relationships with various schools in case coaching staff changes occur.

Deion Sanders, coaching at Colorado, apologized to the fan base after a recent 34-31 loss, extending their losing streak to four games.

Winston Watkins Jr. had an impressive season with 38 receptions, 804 yards, and nine touchdowns, currently holding 22 scholarship offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Michigan.

Texas A&M was the first school to offer Watkins Jr. a scholarship, and he initially committed to them but later withdrew his commitment in November.

Watkins Jr. emphasized his love for Colorado but stressed the importance of approaching college decisions as a business.

He won't be making any more verbal commitments and plans to thoroughly study colleges recruiting him before deciding on National Signing Day in December 2024.

Winston Watkins Jr. is the cousin of former Clemson standout and NFL journeyman Sammy Watkins, bringing notable football lineage to his recruitment journey.

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