When Deion Sanders took the head coaching job at Jackson State University in September, it seemed like only a matter of time before his son Shedeur Sanders joined him in Mississippi. Shedeur, a four-star duel-threat quarterback who originally committed to Florida Atlantic in July, is the No. 60-ranked recruit in the nation per ESPN and flipped to JSU on Friday.
I couldn’t pass up a opportunity to help level the playing field & pursue equality for HBCU”s ! Dad I got your back! JSU #theeilove 🐅 COMMITTED @DeionSanders @PilarSanders @Striving4_ALott @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/DvN7JFxyyv
— Shedeur Sanders (@ShedeurSanders) November 6, 2020
In his first three years at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Tx., Shedeur threw for 8,925 yards and 123 touchdowns with 19 interceptions and added 22 scores with his feet. As Prime Time’s son, the spotlight has been on him since he first donned the pads and took the gridiron. His tape is impressive and recruiting experts list his ceiling as a Power 5 starter and a potential NFL Draft pick. Of course, he will not be going to the FBS level and chose to attend the HBCU in Jackson, Miss. instead.
Shedeur and Deion have already established a coach-quarterback rapport, as Deion was the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian over the last three years, and the two will almost certainly tear up the Southwestern Athletic Conference right away. Shedeur marks the highest-rated recruit in school history by a significant margin and becomes the fifth commitment under the new coaching staff. Three-star defensive back Herman Smith also flipped on Friday and decommitted from San Diego State to head South, and three-star defensive tackle Braezhon Ross got in the boat earlier this fall over offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado.
The Tigers will kick off an eight-game spring schedule in February, and it is unclear as to whether Shedeur will be eligible to graduate early and join the roster.