Jackson State landed its most notable commitment Friday when 4-star quarterback Shedeur Sanders flipped his commitment from Florida Atlantic to the Tigers.
The decision to switch to his father’s new school wasn’t a difficult one. The two have already had a coach-quarterback relationship, as Deion had been Shedeur’s offensive coordinator in high school.
Sanders received an offer just days after his father, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, accepted the Tigers’ head coaching position. “Prime Time” served as his son’s offensive coordinator in high school.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback, the No. 60 overall recruit, from Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, made that decision official Friday and is now the highest-ranked prospect Jackson State has ever had and the only ESPN 300 prospect to commit to the HBCU.
Sanders is currently the No. 14-rated pro-style quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.
The young signal-caller currently plays for Trinity Christian in Cedar Hill, Texas. As a junior, he led the school to a 13-1 record and a third consecutive Division II state title in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, according to 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins. Sanders has thrown for 8,925 yards and 123 touchdowns against 19 interceptions. He’s also rushed for 198 yards and 22 scores on his way to two state championships.
The program has added five total commitments since Deion Sanders was hired, including Shedeur, Smith and three-star defensive tackle Braezhon Ross.
Sanders becomes the fifth commitment for Jackson State since his father was named head coach.