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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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