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Valuable QB Julian Lewis Faces Hypocritical Treatment in Ratings, Proving Deion Sanders’ CU Impact Theory to Be True

Valuable QB Julian Lewis Faces Hypocritical Treatment in Ratings, Proving Deion Sanders’ CU Impact Theory to Be True

By now, everyone knows the hype surrounding Julian Lewis and how Colorado and Auburn tried to steal him from the Trojans. So why is it so important to get him? The young player just added fuel to the fire of Juju fever, The most accurate passer from the title Elites11. The USC standout managed to keep his game going throughout the 7-on-7 session, finishing second to Tavien St. Clair. But that raises an interesting question. If Juju is still spreading his wings and flying, why are his ratings dropping?

When Carlton Lewis highlighted Juju’s recent success at X, he mentioned the stats and the title he achieved. Another X user quickly quoted a post by Deion Sanders from July 11 under Carlton’s original update. Sanders had previously commented: “To whom it may concern, if you want to come play for @CUBuffsFootball they may lower your high school ranking because… we don’t care about rankings.” According to Coach Prime, this is the CU effect. When a player plans to commit to Colorado, their ratings start to drop. This interaction has led to discussions by On3 Sports and 247Sports about Lewis’ controversial rating drop despite his outstanding performance in the Elite 11.

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Both On3 Sports and 247Sports downgraded Lewis from 5 stars to 4 stars. For comparison, ESPN and Rivals.com have Lewis as a 5-star athlete, while also ranking him as the No. 2 QB in the country and the top prospect for the 2025 class. So why the discrepancy? It’s not as if On3 always had Juju as a 4-star. One account on X showed direct images and said, “Julian Lewis’ ranking dropped to 4 after Julian Lewis had the most consistent wins in the elite 11 camp. This suggests that his supplies were deliberately reduced. So what could the bigger picture be here?

Why is this happening?

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Could Coach Prime’s predictions really be true? Is there some kind of curse in Colorado, or is it Deion Sanders himself? Travis Hunter, originally the top prospect in the 2022 class, has seen his rankings drop significantly after committing to Jackson State under Deion Sanders. Initially, Hunter was rated the No. 1 overall player by On3 with a composite rating of 99.56. However, after committing, his ranking dropped to No. 8 nationally. Even at Colorado, despite being a generational talent and a highly skilled 2-way player, Hunter was demoted to No. 20 on On3’s list of the top 100 players in college football.

But one thing is for sure, this isn’t some kind of curse for Deion Sanders. Because the Bulldogs’ Carson Beck, who was seen as the No. 1 potential NFL draft pick, was taken, imagine, at No. 26. For now, only the executives at On3 and 247Sports know what kind of magic mushroom they’re cooking up. But one thing is for sure, Lewis won’t stop spreading that Juju fire.