Deion Sanders Flips Travis Hunter from FSU on National Signing Day
The nation’s No. 1 player in the Class of 2022, Travis Hunter, a cornerback and wide receiver, has flipped his commitment from Florida State to Jackson State and coach Deion Sanders, per a press conference at his high school.
Hunter called Florida State a “beacon” and a place where is roots are, but said he couldn’t neglect an opportunity to play for Sanders at Jackson State.
“Florida State has always been a beacon for me. I grew up down there, that’s where my roots are, and I never doubted that I would play for the Seminoles. It’s a dream that is hard to let go of, but sometimes we are called to step into a bigger future than the one we imagined for ourselves.”VIA Travis Hunter/Twitter/@TravisHunterJr
“For me, that future is at Jackson State University.”VIA Travis Hunter/Twitter/@TravisHunterJr
Rumors circulated early Wednesday morning that Hunter was prepared to decommit from FSU and join Sanders at Jackson State, with Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports confirming those reports just under an hour before Hunter’s ceremony. On Tuesday, Sanders said he would “shock” the country on national signing day in his appearance on Barstool Sports’ The Pro Football Football Show.
Andrew Ivins, the Southeast recruiting analyst for 247Sports, called Hunter a “generational type of talent” while also comparing him to Charles Woodson.
According to MaxPreps, in his four-year varsity career, Hunter has amassed over 3,800 receiving yards and 46 touchdown catches, with 114 total tackles and 19 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball too.
In his commitment post on Twitter, Hunter also spoke of the importance historically Black colleges and universities have in the history of football. The Suwanee, Georgia native said he wants to be a part of that legacy and hopes other athletes will follow in his path.
“I want to be a 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 HBCU’s may be everything you want and more: an exciting college experience, a vital community, and a life-changing place to play football.”VIA Travis Hunter/Twitter/@TravisHunterJr
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