Happy Thursday, folks! We have an outstanding Thursday Night Football matchup tonight and a ton of National Signing Day news to recap from yesterday.
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DEION SANDERS AND THE JACKSON STATE TIGERS
First there were whispers. Then rumors. Then reports. And then it was official:
The No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2022, cornerback Travis Hunter, flipped his commitment from Florida State to Jackson State on National Signing Day. Jackson State, of course, is coached by former Florida State legend and 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Deion Sanders.
It’s being hailed as “the biggest signing day moment in the history of college football” by Steve Wiltfong, the director of national recruiting for 247Sports. The decision sent reverberations around all of college football, writes our college sports expert David Cobb:
Cobb: “Hunter’s pledge to Jackson State unquestionably serves as the most important signing by an HBCU in the modern recruiting era. As such, it could drastically change how HBCUs and FCS programs see themselves in the landscape of the sport. If snagging the No. 1 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite is…..