Jackson State's Travis Hunter Jr. follows Deion Sanders to CU Boulder as major CFB moves are made
Boulder, Colorado - What many suspected would occur has officially become reality for the Colorado Buffaloes football program!
On the same day that former Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders – son of new CU Boulder head coach Deion Sanders – officially announced his pledge to the Colorado Buffaloes, the team picked up another former Tigers player.
"At the end of the day, I committed to Coach Prime at Jackson State when he was there, and I want to honor my commitment and stay with him … he’s gonna develop me like he said he was gonna develop me," Hunter said. "I felt like I learned a lot with him at Jackson State, so I’m gonna stick with him."
During his single season at Jackson State, the cornerback quickly became a dual threat on the field.
Hunter appeared in eight games for Jackson State this season, recording 20 total tackles with two interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, and a fumble recovery. The 6-foot-1 player also dominated as a receiver, catching 18 passes for 188 yards and four touchdowns – two of which were scored in the Celebration Bowl.
Hunter will be a huge asset to the Colorado Boulder team that is undergoing a major roster rebuild under new head coach Deion Sanders.
Florida Gators snag Big Ten quarterback Graham Mertz
The former Wisconsin quarterback entered the transfer portal after four years with the Badgers and has officially decided to join the SEC football family.
A former preseason Manning Award, Davey O’Brien Award, and Johnny Unitas watch list member, Mertz will join the highly-scouted 2023 recruit Jaden Rashada, who signed with the Gators on Early Signing Day one month after flipping from Miami.
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