Number 1 Football Recruit Travis Hunter Commits to Jackson State University

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Hunter had been committed to Florida State since March 2020 but made the switch to the HBCU.

Travis Hunter, who is Rivals.com’s number one player coming out of the Class of 2022, announced he would take his talents to Jackson State University to play for the Tigers. 

Previously, the two-way football player committed to Florida State University in March of 2020. Additionally, there were rumors that he could go to the University of Georgia. But he made the decision to commit to Jackson State, a historically Black university in Jackson, Mississippi, where he will be coached by NFL legend Deion Sanders, according to Yahoo Sports

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Hunter made the announcement of his choice during a ceremony at Collins Hill High School. He had Georgia, Florida State and Auburn hats on the stage but threw them to the side. His mother threw him a Jackson State hat that he would put on and unzipped his jacket to unveil a Jackson State t-shirt, according to Yahoo Sports. 

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“I appreciate Deion for giving me this opportunity. It’s a real lifetime to get to and I’m out,” Hunter said. 

This is just another major acquisition for the man who people know as Primetime. A year ago, De’Jahn Warren, who was one of best junior college cornerbacks, signed with Jackson State. The university also signed Javonte Gardner, Katron Evans, Trevonte Rucker, Braezhon Ross and Baron Hopson, all of whom had offers from Power Five schools, Yahoo Sports reported. 

RELATED: Head Football Coach Deion Sanders Offers Assistance to In-State Rivals

Sanders is in his second season as the Tigers head coach as they have an 11-1 record and won the Southwestern Athletic Conference title. The results indicate that he has brought his Primetime talents to the coaching ranks. 

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