Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders and the Jackson State Tigers made history last Wednesday. The program flipped five-star recruit Travis Hunter, the tantalizing Georgia cornerback, who was committed to Florida State University on National Signing Day.
Below is the video of Hunter announcing his choice to play football at Jackson State University, a Historically Black College.
Hunter, who led Collins Hill High School to a Georgia Class AAAAAAA state championship, posted this message via his Twitter:
According to ESPN, Hunter is now the first five-star high school football prospect to sign with an FCS team. Typically, five-star recruits the likes of the 6’1 165lb Hunter sign within powerhouse conferences such as the SEC and the Big Ten. This signing speaks to Coach Sanders, a hall-of-fame defensive back, and his influence on the Jackson State program, who won their first SWAC title in 2021.
In his post, Hunter commented:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a rich history in football. I want to be part of that history, and more, I want to be part of that future. I am making this decision so that I can light the way for others to follow, make it a little easier for the next player to recognize that HBCUs may be everything you want and more… I look forward to working with the iconic Deion Sanders, and especially with my fellow Tigers.