Coach Prime Steals Signing Day

December 16, 2021 Coach Prime Steals Signing Day

By: Carlos Alvarez

Deion Sanders & Jackson State Shock Football World With No. 1 Recruit CB Travis Hunter

College football’s early signing began Wednesday and runs through Friday, but it didn’t take long for the nation’s top recruit to shock the world. Five-star cornerback Travis Hunter — who had verbally committed to Florida State — flipped his decision to HBCU Jackson State and head coach Deion Sanders. Coach Prime is an iconic name at the helm, and he appeared to be the catalyst and preferred for the nation’s top corner to choose JSU. It’s the first time an FCS school will sign a five-star prospect since rankings began in 2006.


Elsewhere, the power-5 programs who won the day included Georgia (3) and Alabama (2), but Texas A&M (1) brought in 16 top-300 recruits. Head coach Jimbo Fisher is on pace for his fourth straight top-10 class, but holding the top spot after Day 1 was a big shock.


Top Recruiting Classes (Top-300 Recruits)

1. Texas A&M (16)

2. Alabama (17)

3. Georgia (14)

4. Texas (16)

5. Ohio State Buckeyes (11)

6. Notre Dame (14)

7. Penn State (12)

8. Michigan (7)

9. North Carolina (10)

10. Missouri (7)


Additional Storylines

24/7 Sports: Live Early Signing Day Commitment Tracker

Sporting News: Early Signing Period Winners & Losers: Texas, Texas A&M Load Up

CBS Sports: In All-Time Stunner, Deion Sanders Steals No. 1 Prospect From Florida State


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