Back home from Florida for spring break, four-star safety Jordon Johnson-Rubell stood on the track at Arlington Martin High School on Sunday to watch his friends work out at the Under Armour Next Football Camp Series. He wore a black sweater that simply read “Los Angeles” across the chest.

Is that some sort of hidden message?

“No, no,” Johnson-Rubell laughed.

The truth is, any major American city could be perceived as a clue to which direction his recruitment is headed. Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Columbus, Birmingham, Miami, Detroit, Orlando …  and, now, Denver?

Rated the No. 87 overall player and the No. 7 safety in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite, Johnson-Rubell is a recruit who truly has it all. It doesn’t matter what conference or city he wants to choose, there’s an option for him. A Fort Worth native who plays at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, Rubell is being pursued by everyone.

If he wants to go off to the West Coast, USC is an option. If he wants to return home, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M would love to have him. If he wants to join an NFL factory, Alabama and Ohio State have both promised him a spot. If he likes the vibes in Florida, he can choose between any of the Big 3 in the Sunshine State. If he wants to help a Midwestern program that has recently broken through reach new heights, Michigan would roll out the red carpet.

There’s one school we haven’t mentioned. It’s located in Boulder, Colo.

This is 2023, and Colorado is now a viable option for elite recruits.

Six months ago, Colorado would have never been part of Rubell-Johnson’s journey. That’s what hiring Deion Sanders — er, Coach Prime — will do for a program. And Rubell-Johnson has a visit locked in to check out Colorado’s spring game on April 22. That’s the power of Coach Prime. He’ll get prospects on campus.