Travis Hunter has requested that Deion Sanders give him permission to compete against USC.

Travis Hunter, a two-way star for Colorado Buffaloes, eager to return to playing.

Hunter emailed Coach Prime, seeking to play against USC, but the request denied.

Coach Sanders cares about Hunter's well-being over the game's outcome.

Hunter suffered a lacerated liver due to a hit by Colorado State's Henry Blackburn.

Colorado lost to Oregon in their Pac-12 season opener while Hunter was recovering.

Deion Sanders remains optimistic about Colorado's recovery despite challenges.

Colorado faces USC in a high-profile matchup, featured on FOX's Big Noon Kickoff.