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Deion Sanders Disputes Rumors Jackson State University Paid High School Recruit Travis Hunter $1.5 Million

Deion Sanders Disputes Rumors Jackson State University Paid High School Recruit Travis Hunter $1.5 Million

Ever since NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders accepted the job as football coach at Jackson State University, the fortunes of the HBCU have risen exponentially. The latest being the signing of the number one high school prospect, Travis Hunter who skipped out on his commitment to attend Florida State University to join Sanders and his crew.

Now, rumors have kicked in high gear alleging that Jackson State paid top recruit Hunter a million-plus dollars to join the team there. Sanders, while appearing on the ESPN show, host Keyshawn, JWill & Max, Jay Williams laughed at and disputed the rumor that the university is paying Hunter. He remarks that since he did such a wonderful job of recruiting Hunter that his detractors (White schools) needed to make an excuse for him being able to bring a major high school prospect to an HBCU. Traditionally, highly sought-after recruits usually go to bigger and more prestigious schools.

“We didn’t pay him! We ain’t got no money! We ain’t got no money!” Sanders responds in laughter to the rumor. “I heard a million and a half, and I heard Dave Portnoy over at Barstool. That’s the biggest lie I ever heard. You know what that is? That means we kicked your butt, we took what was ours, and now you gotta make up an excuse why. Ain’t nobody get no million and a half. I wouldn’t pay my son a million-and-a-half on NIL. How am I gonna coach a guy making more than me?”

According to CBS Sports, the Number 1 prospect in the Class of 2022, Travis Hunter, stunned the college football world when he decided not to sign with Florida State University, with whom he previously committed, in order to sign with the HBCU Jackson State University.

“Florida State has always been a beacon for me,” Hunter stated in his Twitter post. “I grew up down there, that’s where my roots are, and I never doubted that I would play for the Seminoles. It’s a dream that is hard to let go of, but sometimes we are called to step into a bigger future than the one we imagined for ourselves. For me, that future is at Jackson State University.”

Deion Sanders Disputes Rumors Jackson State University Paid High School Recruit Travis Hunter $1.5 Million

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