Deion Sanders is a target for Colorado. And Colorado has absolutely offered him the opportunity to be the program’s next head coach.

The Jackson State coach was asked on Monday about a report that CU had offered him the job and offered some refreshing transparency.

Prime Time led Jackson State to a 24-13 win over Alcorn last Saturday to cap the first perfect regular season in program history. He interviewed for positions at TCU and Colorado State last cycle and is expected to make the jump to an FBS coaching job at some point soon.

Sanders has quickly risen in the coaching ranks as a program builder who can command attention and generate excitement. Last December, he pulled off a stunning recruiting coup when the No. 1 overall recruit in the class — 5-star defensive back Travis Hunter — flipped his commitment from Florida State to Jackson State in one of the biggest Signing Day surprises we’ve seen.

The Tigers are set to play in the SWAC Championship Game on Dec. 3. Colorado closed out its season this past Saturday with a 63-21 loss to Utah to drop to 1-11.

Sanders is viewed as one of several primary targets for CU in its coaching search. Illinois defensive coordinator Ryan Walters is another.