- As Deion Sanders tries to build his 2023 recruiting class at Jackson State, he is not limiting his options.
- Jackson State is currently recruiting a four-star offensive lineman who was on campus earlier this week.
- After his visit, the recruit revealed Sanders’ pitch for getting top talent to the Tigers.
Deion Sanders is entering his third fall as the head coach of Jackson State University football. He has something special cooking in Mississippi.
Coach Prime, as he is better known in regard to his role with the Tigers, not only led a basement-dwelling program to an immediate turnaround on the field, he has set the recruiting trail ablaze. Headlined by Travis Hunter Jr.’s commitment in December, the first-ever No. 1 overall recruit to commit to an FCS program, Jackson State has landed commitments from quite a few top prospects.
Through two cycles with Coach Prime, the Tigers have signed one five-star, two four-stars, a handful of top-ranked three-stars and a significant number of immediate-impact transfer from FBS programs. It has been a remarkable rise to relevance.
Among Coach Prime’s targets in the Class of 2023 is four-star offensive tackle Miles McVay. The East Saint Louis, Illinois-native stands 6-foot-6, 358 pounds and is the No. 17-ranked player at his position.
McVay has offers from Alabama, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Florida, among 31 others. He is also considering Jackson State and visited the campus this week.
— Miles FaMous McVay #58 (@McVayMiles) June 13, 2022
After his visit to Jackson State, Miles McVay left impressed with the school and, specifically, Deion Sanders.
He recently spoke with 247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong and talked about his time on campus.
“JSU was great,” McVay said to 247 Sports. “I really like the coaches, the players and the culture Coach Prime has for the program. My biggest highlight was meeting Coach Prime, hanging with the players and seeing the history of JSU.
“Sitting down and talking with Coach Prime was eye opening. I really like how he talked about manhood, career vision and insight on world’s vision of you as a man, an athlete and in time as a father.”
In addition, McVay revealed Sanders’ recruiting pitch to sell the Tigers over other top FBS programs and offers:
“To quote Coach Prime, ‘they may not have all the fancy stuff, but they make up for it with substance.'”
McVay has not given a timeline for his commitment, but he says that he is getting closer every day. A trip to Michigan State will be next and his visit schedule tentatively includes Arkansas, Oregon, Alabama, Florida and Missouri.
Can Jackson State do enough to stand out and land the big offensive lineman?