Sep 21, 2020; Jackson, MS, USA; Deion Sanders smiles as he is introduced as Jackson State's head football coach at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at JSU Monday, September 21, 2020. Mandatory Credit: Eric Shelton/Clarion Ledger-USA TODAY NETWORK

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Deion Sanders’ QB son commits to Jackson State

Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders is quite familiar with his latest recruit.

Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Deion’s son, committed to Jackson State on Friday, reneging on the commitment he made to Florida Atlantic in July.

The younger Sanders, ranked the 60th-best overall prospect for 2021 by ESPN, is the highest-rated prospect on ESPN’s lists ever to commit to a historically Black college or university (HBCU) and the top-rated recruit in Jackson State history.

Shedeur Sanders tweeted, “I couldn’t pass up a opportunity to help level the playing field & pursue equality for HBCU’s! Dad I got your back! JSU … COMMITTED”

247 Sports lists Sanders as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback in his graduating class. Sanders, who is 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, is playing his senior season for Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas. In 2019, he guided the school to a third consecutive Division II state championship among private and parochial schools.

Various sources put Sanders’ passing totals through his junior year just below 9,000 yards.

Jackson State hired Deion Sanders as its head coach in September. A Pro Football Hall of Famer who also played in baseball’s major leagues, Sanders’ only previous coaching experience was all at the high school level. He was Trinity Christian’s offensive coordinator from 2017-20.

Jackson State’s football schedule was postponed from the fall to the spring along with the entire Southwestern Athletic Conference slate. The Tigers’ opener is now on tap for Feb. 21 against Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, Fla.

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