Deion Sanders reacts after No. 1 recruit Travis Hunter's commitment to Jackson State football
Sanders said on a podcast Tuesday that JSU's 2022 class would "shock the country", and he has delivered on that statement. Travis Hunter, the top-ranked recruit in the 2022 class per 247Sports, flipped his commitment from Florida State to Jackson State on Wednesday.
The five-star cornerback from Collins High (Georgia) High School had been committed to FSU, Sanders' alma mater, since March 2020 but made the announcement at his high school on Wednesday. It is a landmark commitment, as Hunter would be the best recruit to commit to an FCS school since online recruiting rankings have been in existence.
JACKSON STATE 2022 CLASS:See who Deion Sanders added during early period
Sanders and Jackson State traveled from Jackson to Atlanta to begin on-site preparations for Saturday's Celebration Bowl. But he did have some time to react to the day's events.
Sanders tweeted: "I’m on the plane headed To the beloved ATL and I can’t wait to Land. God is Good! #IBELIEVE #CoachPrime #COTY @GoJSUTigersFB @barstoolsports @SMAC @pepsi @UnderArmour @UAFootball #GuardianCaps @Gillette @pepsi @SimplyCrowns #PrettyToneyProductions."
He continued tweeting through Wednesday.
The Tigers will face South Carolina State on Saturday in Atlanta, but Hunter's commitment to JSU has set the college football world ablaze on Day 1 of the early signing period.