Commitment

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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.

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Travis Hunter snags a touchdown pass during a 7-on-7 game on Saturday.

Travis Hunter snags a touchdown pass during

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No. 1 High School Recruit Jalen Duren Announces Commitment

An aerial shot of Memphis' basketball court.

An aerial shot of Memphis’ basketball court.

Jalen Duren, a five-star center, announced his commitment on Friday night. It turns out he’s taking his talents to Memphis to join Penny Hardaway‘s program.

Duren was originally slated to be part of the 2022 recruiting class, but he has decided to reclassify so he can play at Memphis this upcoming season.

Miami, Kentucky, the G-League and the NBL in Australia were all considered finalists for Duren. It was Memphis’ ability to develop young talent, however, that made Duren commit to the Tigers.

It also doesn’t hurt that Hardaway was a fantastic NBA player who can relate to talented recruits like Duren.

“The developmental aspect attracted me to Memphis,” Duren said, via ESPN. “I feel their plan for me both on and off the court fit me best — to help me as an all-around player on the court and

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No. 1 recruit Chet Holmgren announces commitment to Gonzaga

Five-star prospect Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2021, announced Monday on SportsCenter that he has committed to play next season at Gonzaga.

Holmgren, 18, chose Gonzaga over the likes of Georgetown, Maryland, Minnesota and Ohio State among others. He made official visits to Gonzaga and Ohio State before the coronavirus pandemic shut down in-person recruitment visits.

The 7-foot-1 product from Minnesota led the Minnehaha Academy to its fourth straight state championship last season. He averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists on 80% shooting from the field last season.

Gonzaga was viewed as the favorites to land Holmgren following their successful run this season in the NCAA Tournament. He was close friends with Jalen Suggs and said he played a large role in persuading him to commit to the Zags.

Holmgren becomes the highest-rated recruit to ever commit to Gonzaga.

Holmgren, who

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There’s 1 Clear Favorite For Chet Holmgren’s Commitment Today

Chet Holmgren dribbles up the floor.

Chet Holmgren dribbles up the floor.

Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 high school basketball recruit in the country, will be announcing his commitment on Monday afternoon.

The five-star big man out of Minneapolis, Minnesota is set to announce his decision at noon E.T. on ESPN. Holmgren, a 7-foot center, is reportedly down to seven schools: Georgetown, Gonzaga, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio State.

There is one very clear favorite for Holmgren’s commitment: Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs are coming off a near-perfect season that ended with a loss to Baylor in the national title game. However, Mark Few’s program could be right back in national title contention in 2021-22, thanks in part to a likely commitment from Holmgren.

All seven of the “Crystal Ball” predictions from 247Sports have Holmgren committing to Mark Few and the Bulldogs.

Holmgren, a Minneapolis native, played at the same high school as Gonzaga star freshman

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