Deion Sanders lands Travis Hunter, nation’s No. 1 high school football recruit

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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.

Related: Where players signed during Early Signing Period

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.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.