The Coach Prime effect is genuine: The No. 1 quarterback recruit is already considering Colorado.

Bryce Underwood is a high school quarterback from Belleville, Michigan, near Detroit.

He is a 6-foot-3 junior who has been regarded by recruiting organizations as the No. 

1 quarterback, if not the No. 1 overall recruit, in the Class of 2025 for several years.

Until this week, at least, the recruiting war for him was centered on a few obvious alternatives.

Nearby Michigan has prioritized him. He went on a "junior day" to Penn State. He and his family have paid unofficial trips to SEC powerhouses Alabama and LSU,

Respectively, to see Nick Saban and Brian Kelly. Oregon, a national anomaly, is still in the running.

Most recruiting experts predicted a showdown between Michigan and LSU.

Then, on Saturday, Coach Prime, Shedeur Sanders, Travis Hunter, and the Colorado Buffaloes delivered an exhilarating 45-42 victory at TCU.

Colorado first offered Underwood a scholarship in January. However, when Shedeur Sanders passed for 510 yards and four touchdowns, Underwood found himself on the phone with Prime himself this week.


DeAndre Hopkins of the Titans has put the Cowboys on notice.