Travis Hunter is the No. 1 recruit in the United States in the 2022 class, per the 247Sports Composite.
And he has committed to Jackson State football.
Hunter decommitted from Florida State and committed to Jackson State on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. It is the most shocking news story of early National Signing Day and in recent college football recruiting history.
It is an unprecedented move for a blue-chip recruit, much less the top recruit in the country, to make a move to an FCS school out of high school. That Hunter signed with Jackson State, an HBCU, makes it that much more meaningful.
Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders promised Tuesday on Barstool’s Unnecessary Roughness podcast that the program would “shock the country” with its 2022 recruiting haul and signing day moves.
According to social media, Hunter’s signature qualifies.
This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Travis Hunter reaction: Jackson State football, Deion Sanders shocks sport