Dandy Dozen: Deion Sanders Has Landed 12 FBS Transfers In First Recruiting Cycle

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Deion Sanders is building something special at Jackson State. Since late September, the former All-Pro and Hall of Fame defensive back has been trying his hand at being a college football coach. His team hasn’t played any games together yet, but so far, so good.

With the addition of former Louisville receiver Corey Reed Jr. earlier this week, the Tigers have now added 12 FBS transfers since Sanders arrived. That’s a lot of talent for a FCS football program. Here are the other 11 players:

  • Isaiah Bolden, WR, Florida State (4-star)
  • Shane Hooks, WR, Ohio (3-star)
  • Tony Gray, OL, UCF (3-star)
  • Dylan Spencer, OL, Missouri (3-star)
  • Maljon Joor, OL, FIU (3-star)
  • Coynis Miller, DT, Auburn (4-star)
  • Abdul-Malik McClain, OLB, USC (4-star)
  • Aubrey Miller, ILB, Missouri (4-star)
  • Nyles Gaddy, OLB, Tennessee
  • Javorrius Selmon, CB, Mississippi State (3-star)
  • Shilo Sanders, S, South Carolina (3-star)

That’s six former players from the SEC and nine total from Power Five conferences, which is extremely impressive for a small program like Jackson State. It probably just comes with the territory, though, when Sanders is your head coach.

The Tigers also recently flipped a four-star receiver from Georgia for the 2021 class, so Sanders is even winning some recruiting battles against SEC programs.

We’ll see if the program continues in the right direction, but it’s off to a great start. It should certainly be one of the most talented lower-level teams in college football, so props to Prime Time.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.


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  1. 24/7 Sports 2021 Average Signee Ratings

    Florida State .8808
    Jackson State .8779
    Ole Miss .8758
    Mississippi State .8647

    Jackson State also plays in a 60,000 seat stadium. They lead the FCS in attendance every year already, so a solid fan base. I think Deion sees opportunity and potential. This is going to be fascinating to follow. These D1 programs looking for a cupcake might want to skip Jackson State.

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