Jackson State University standout defensive back becomes the second player from the historically Black college and university to follow coach 'Prime Time' to the Rocky Mountains.

After an impressive freshman season at JSU, 2022 No. 1 High School recruit Travis Hunter announced Wednesday night that he will join head coach Deion Sanders in Boulder, Colorado for his sophmore year, according to CBS Sports. Hunter attended Collins Hill High School and was the top-ranked high school defensive back recruit in the class of 2022 who backed out of his Florida State commitment to play for Sanders at Jackson State.

The Suwanee, Georgia native finished his freshman campaign at JSU with 20 tackles, 10 pass breakups and two interceptions as a defensive back. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound defensive back also saw action on the field at wide receiver for the Tigers as he caught 18 passes for 188 yards and four touchdowns.

"I committed to Coach Prime at Jackson State when he was there and I want to honor my commitment and stay with him,” mentioned Hunter in a video he posted on his YouTube channel. “I felt like I learned a lot with him at Jackson State so I’m going to stick with him so I can continue to grind, continue to show love, continue to put the work in so I can get to the next level.”

Hunter put his name in the transfer portal Sunday, a day after Jackson State's 41-34 loss to North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl, the HBCU national championship.

According to On3 Sports Hunter was one of 15 Jackson State players to enter the transfer portal since Sanders announced Dec. 3 he was leaving JSU to coach for the Colorado Buffaloes. Included in that group are eight starters and Sanders’ sons Shedeur and Shilo.

Shadeur was JSU’s starting quarterback for the past two seasons while Shilo was a starting safety in 2022. Shadeur signed with Colorado, where his father is now head coach, Wednesday, with his older brother Shilo expected to follow, via Jackson, Mississippi news station WLBT.

Coach Sanders was 27-6 in three seasons with Jackson State. JSU went 12-1 in Hunter's lone season as a Tiger.

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