The ripple effects of Coach Prime's departure from Jackson State University are already starting to shake up the landscape of college football. Following the JSU Tigers' loss to the North Carolina Central Eagles (37-41) in the Celebration Bowl, 13 of the school's players revealed that they are entering the transfer portal. The biggest names are JSU's former starting quarterback, Shedeur Sanders, and five-star defensive back, Travis Hunter. Shedeur and Shiloh Sanders were expected to join the father in Colorado, so that announcement was no surprise. But Travis Hunter, the number one college recruit last year, announced that he too would be making the jump to Colorado Buffaloes. The addition of the two-way star could prove dividends for a Colorado team that finished dead last in the Pacific-12 Conference with a record of 1-8.
The 6'1 cornerback/wide receiver took to social media last night to explain that his decision was out of loyalty to his friend and mentor, Coach Prime.
"I committed to 'Coach Prime' at Jackson State when he was there, and I want to honor my commitment and stay with him," Hunter said on his YouTube channel. "I've got to stay with my dawg."
The exciting announcement signifies that big changes are coming to Colorado, which may include a bevy of other top recruits from all over the country. Meanwhile, back in Jackson, Mississippi, the Tigers' quest to defend their back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference championships might appear daunting at the moment. Still, the team is in good hands with their new head coach, T.C. Taylor, a former NFL Player and JSU graduate.
Source: Bleacher Report