During the last couple hours of the Early Signing Day morning, Georgia football and the rest of the college world saw one of the biggest shockers to ever happen on a signing day.
Five-star defensive back Travis Hunter has been an FSU pledge since March 2020, and now he is heading to Jackson State, where his hero Deion Sanders is the head coach.
Sanders told Barstool Sports’ podcast Unnecessary Roughness he would shock the world, and well, he did just that.
Georgia football and FSU get shocked and lose out on the top-ranked player to Jackson State.
This morning, the message boards started rumbling when the 5-star didn’t send in his letter of intent to FSU. For a while, folks thought it would be Georgia, but then the rumor about Jackson State hit, and it grew like a wildfire.
This commitment to Jackson State doesn’t just shock Georgia, but FSU and college football in general. Sanders said, “Hey yall watch this.” He just got not only the No.1 player in Georgia but the entire country.
Respect HBCU’s and Sanders because this was a heck of a pickup, and no one expected it to happen.
The Dawgs aren’t missing out too much because they already have the best defensive back class ever, and it could get even better by 4:30 p.m. today. Would bringing Hunter in be nice? Sure, but at the same time, the class is full of guys just as talented as him.
Georgia has already LOIs from 5-star Jahiem Singletary, 5-star Daylen Everette, 4-star Julian Humphrey, to name a few of this defensive back class. It’s loaded down, and while Hunter teased the Dawgs a bit, it’s not the end of the world.
Hunter loves Sanders and has looked up to him all his life, so maybe it’ll be a good fit. Plus, Sanders just showed the top-rated recruit could go to a smaller school regardless of what anyone says.
Jackson State and Sanders just landed this top-rated prospect, which is monumental.
Sometimes that kind of history needs to be made, and Hunter wanted to be the guy to do it. In our opinion, the whole tossing hat thing looked silly, but it excited his teammates and folks in attendance, so Hunter could do what he wanted.
The Dawgs are still patiently waiting for eight more of its current 26 pledges to send in their LOIs, and this evening is when it’ll get interesting for the Dawgs in terms of finishing off this class on a high note.
This commitment to Jackson State isn’t killing the Dawgs chances for anyone else.