Travis Hunter Commits to Colorado and Deion Sanders
Well, the expected has finally happened. Last year’s top overall prospect, Travis Hunter has transferred to Colorado. Last year Hunter shocked the world when he de-committed from Florida State to Jackson State to play for Coach Deion Sanders. Now after one year at Jackson State, Hunter commits to Coach Prime once again after Sanders accepted the job to become the head coach of Colorado.
Hunter is one of the best talents in all college football. As a recruit coming out of Collins Hill High School in Georgia, Hunter played both wide receiver and cornerback. Most recruiting services listed him as a primary cornerback. However, Hunter played both offense and defense this past season for Jackson State.
During this past season, Hunter recorded 19 tackles, broke up 10 passes, and had two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. On offense, Hunter racked up 18 catches for 188 yards and four touchdowns. Hunter did miss some time this year due to an injury. In Jackson States bowl game, Hunter finished with four catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he finished with five tackles.
“Trav has got a want inside of him that’s insatiable,” Sanders said of Hunter during an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast. “He has a work ethic that’s unparalleled and he ain’t scared of the moment. A lot of guys are afraid of the moment. They say they want that rock, but then you don’t win. When (Hunter) is calling for it, he’s going to win.”
Sanders and his staff added multiple new players to the program on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. Quarterback Shadeur Sanders (Deion’s son) and offensive lineman Tyler Brown were two other players from Jackson State outside of Travis Hunter who transferred to Coach Sanders and Colorado. Another name that has been rumored to follow Sanders is freshman receiver Kevin Coleman, who has recently entered the portal.
“I committed to Coach Prime at Jackson State when he was there and I want to honor my commitment and stay with him. I felt like I learned a lot with him at Jackson State so I’m going to stick with him so I can continue to grind, continue to show love, continue to put the work in so I can get to the next level.”
With Hunter locked into Colorado, Coach Sanders already has built tremendous momentum around the program. This past season, Colorado finished in the basement of the Pac-12. The Buffaloes finished with a 1-11 record, with that one win coming in conference play against California. Hunter will continue to build up his draft stock with Boulder for the next two seasons. Now the question is at what position? He has the talent to play both offense and defense at the NFL level.