ST. PAUL, Minn. — Recruiting never stops. Not even at Super Bowl Opening Night.
So there's NFL Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders on the floor asking questions to Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount. Sanders is one of the great football players in history, but he's simultaneously the offensive coordinator at Cedar Hill (Texas) Trinity Christian School. Where Nebraska's top running back target, Maurice Washington, plays.
"He's everything — he's everything you want," Sanders said amid the noise of 2,000 news media members. "Offensively, he'd be up for the Heisman in a couple years. Defensively, he could go pro at corner or safety. You got to think about that. That's the decision he would have to make and the coaches would.
Sanders said he "loves" the Nebraska coaching staff, including head coach Scott Frost.
"I love what they're trying to accomplish at Nebraska and I love the influx of Florida kids they're bringing to Nebraska," Sanders said. Love the head coach. It's going to be interesting."
It's down to Nebraska and Arizona State, right?
"You do your homework, huh?" Sanders said.
NU gets Washington this weekend. Arizona State already did. Having the last official visit always tends to favor the school that has it. NU goes last.
Washington will announce his final decision on signing day Feb. 7.
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