Deion Sanders is reportedly planning on accepting Colorado’s vacant head coaching position, per ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

The official decision could come as soon as Sunday. Sanders will wait until after Jackson State’s SWAC Championship Game to make his final decision. Sanders has been targeted by several programs and Colorado emerged as the favorite to land Sanders as a head coach. Sanders, who is in his 3rd season at Jackson State, has become a coveted coaching candidate for Power 5 and Group of 5 programs with open positions.

In preparation for a potential move to Boulder, Sanders was in contact with current players, coaches, and recruits about moving to Colorado. It will be a fresh start for Sanders and he will be able to prove that he can coach on the Power 5 level of college football.

In 3 seasons as Jackson State’s head coach, Sanders has posted a 26-5 record. He has been with Jackson State since the spring of 2021 and he turned Jackson State into a powerhouse in the SWAC and the FCS. If Sanders makes the move, he will likely bring key recruits and transfers with him to Colorado.

Colorado left the head coaching position open after former head coach Karl Dorrell was fired in October.