Deion Sanders’ son, 4-star recruit, flips commitment to Jackson State
Coach Prime has a new quarterback recruit heading to Jackson State. And it’s a high school player he’s quite familiar with.
Since taking over as the head coach of the Tigers in September, Deion Sanders has been busy sending offers to recruits and trying to improve the program. On Friday, he landed his first 4-star recruit — his son, Shedeur Sanders.
The younger Sanders announced his decision on Twitter, as he flipped his commitment from Florida Atlantic to Jackson State. It won’t be the first time that he’s played for his dad, as the elder Sanders was previously the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, where his son currently plays.
Shedeur Sanders is the No. 14 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s the No. 229 overall recruit and the No. 38 recruit from Texas. If he had kept his previous commitment to Florida Atlantic (which he had made on July 13), he would have played for former Florida State head coach Willie Taggart.
Jackson State now has five players in its 2021 recruiting class. But that number could climb quickly as Deion Sanders looks to turn the program around, as it hasn’t had a winning season since 2013.
I couldn’t pass up a opportunity to help level the playing field & pursue equality for HBCU”s ! Dad I got your back! JSU #theeilove 🐅 COMMITTED @DeionSanders @PilarSanders @Striving4_ALott @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/DvN7JFxyyv
— Shedeur Sanders (@ShedeurSanders) November 6, 2020