Collins Hill (Georgia) two-way standout Travis Hunter evidently thinks he can learn a thing or two from Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders. Wednesday, Hunter, a 5-star recruit ranked the No. 1 overall college football prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings, signed with Jackson State, who hired Sanders as its head coach last year.
The signing shocked most, since Hunter had been a Florida State verbal recruit since March 2020.
According to ESPN, Hunter is the first five-star prospect to sign with an FCS team since the ESPN began its high school football rankings in 2006. ESPN had Hunter ranked as the No. 2 overall recruit in the nation.
Wednesday was the first day that members of the Class of 2022 could sign their Letter of Intent.
Last Saturday, Hunter led Collins Hill to the school’s first-ever Georgia high school football championship. CH is currently ranked No. 15 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, powered by NFL Play Football.