The #1 overall College Football recruit of the 2022 class, Travis Hunter, has officially entered the transfer portal.
This move was expected after former Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders took the head coach position at the University of Colorado-Boulder. And it was widely expected Travis Hunter would follow Coach Prime to Boulder but that might night be happening.
After officially entering the transfer portal with plans to leave Jackson State, Hunter went on his YouTube channel to discuss his next move. Travis has been open about wanting to play full-time at both Cornerback and Wide Receiver.
His desire to play on both sides of the ball limits his options at some top-tier programs that are overloaded with talent (Alabama, Ohio State, etc.). And given his history with Coach Sanders, it seemed like Travis would just follow him to Colorado and continue to play both sides of the ball. But on YouTube, Travis Hunter says he has to do what’s best for him:
Travis Hunter said ‘what’s next for me? First, I want to thank Jackson, Mississippi’ for ‘showing your boy support and always sticking with’ him ‘no matter what happened or what (he) did.’
Hunter then reveals that he has officially entered the College Football Transfer Portal but that he does NOT know where he will play next year. He goes on to say he’s “trying to look for a new home” and that he wants to take his time with this decision to make the right one. Adding that he wants to ‘weigh his options’ and not rush into anything.
Travis Hunter: ‘Everybody Wants Me To Follow Coach Prime’
Hunter then goes on to say that ‘everybody wants (him) to follow Coach Prime’ to the University of Colorado. Travis says he ‘wants to follow Coach Prime too’ but adds that he needs to know it’s a fit for him. He says if it’s a fit for him then he’ll go but if it’s not a fit then he’s not going.
He says “I’m not saying I’m committing to Colorado right now” and adds that it’s not a part of his current plan to just move on with Coach Prime to the next thing.
Almost immediately, 3 new College Football teams emerged alongside Coach Prime’s Buffaloes as potential destinations for Travis Hunter. Chad Simmons of on3 says the Georgia Bulldogs, Miami Hurricanes, and USC Trojans are all in the mix:
True Freshman athlete Travis Hunter has officially entered the transfer portal. On3's @ChadSimmons_ says Georgia, Miami, and USC are the 3 teams to watch for besides Colorado👀
— On3 (@On3sports) December 19, 2022
Travis Hunter is originally from Palm Beach, Florida but moved to Suwanee, Georgia in 8th grade. So he has ties to South Florida and the state of Georgia where he played HS football before ascending to the #1 overall recruit in the 2022 class.
It is hard to imagine Travis being able to play on both sides of the ball at the University of Georgia which is completely stacked on Offense and Defense. USC and Miami could offer Hunter the chance to play on both sides.
Travis Hunter is now the #1 ranked player in the College Football Transfer Portal, according to Rivals‘ tracker. Other current CFB ‘free agents’ are former NC State QB Devin Leary, former Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei, and Texas A&M DB Denver Harris.