Deion Sanders’ Jackson State program just got better thanks to a family connection.

In a move that everyone saw coming, former South Carolina defensive back Shilo Sanders has officially announced his decision to transfer from the Gamecock program to his father’s Jackson State program.

“Pops said he needed some dawgs! So I’m joining my brother to help change the game at JSU and level the HBCU playing field #BIG21 #IBelieveJSU21,” Shilo shared on Tuesday evening.

This may be the biggest addition yet by Jackson State this offseason as Shilo had begun to emerge for Will Muschamp’s defense in Columbia, but following the coach’s firing at South Carolina, the decision to move on from Sanders is an understandable one. Now the younger Sanders will have the opportunity to play for his father, be closer to his hometown of Cedar, Texas, and be an instrumental piece of building up the Jackson State football program.

After not seeing much action during his true freshman season (he played in four games in 2019), Sanders appeared in nine games this season and made 32 tackles and defended one pass. His knack for big hits also caught the attention of many South Carolina fans this fall.

Not only will Shilo be joining his father at Jackson State, his younger brother Shedeur Sanders has also committed to play quarterback at Jackson State.