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It’s National Signing Day, which means there were going to be grown men losing their emotions after a high school senior picked the wrong school. For one Florida State fan, the emotions boiled over to the point where a Deion Sanders FSU jersey was burnt after Prime Time flipped the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit, Travis Hunter, from the Seminoles to his Jackson State program. Insiders believe it was a Barstool NIL deal that sealed Hunter’s commitment to Deion’s program.
FSU fan Daniel Grant was completely fed up over Deion pulling this stunt on his beloved Seminoles.
“My most prized possession of all my FSU memorabilia. Deion was my childhood hero,” Grant tweeted. “I hope they never allow him back on campus. FSU should immediately un-retire his number as well. He has never given a damn dime back to the school so no one should really be surprised!”
And with that, Grant threw his autographed Prime jersey on a fire.
So a fan is burning his Deion memorabilia because a kid didn’t pick FSU. Couldn’t be me. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/ykMhDLN6I5
— SportsTalkSEC (@Sportstalk_SEC) December 15, 2021
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) December 15, 2021
Grant is screwed if Mike Norvell, who received a one-year contract extension (through 2026), is run out of town and Deion is brought in along with Travis Hunter. Talk about an awkward situation for a grown man.
After a cooling period, Grant deleted the jersey-burning video and slightly changed his tune.
“I wish [Hunter] well honestly. It’s more pissed that Deion has gone out of his way to screw FSU and not support the program since he left. Travis Hunter is a great kid and I’m sure he will excel wherever he goes,” the fan tweeted.
Remember, we’re in wild times right now where a gambling company like Penn is 100% allowed to funnel money into a NIL deal to a university where a Barstool employee (Deion) is the head coach who is then able to go out and recruit the nation’s No. 1 player with NIL money to come play for his school.
You can’t be mad at this. Your boosters need to get smarter and be willing to pay more money. That’s the game. Get better at it or get left behind.
Jackson State went 11-1 this season, won its conference, is coached by one of the most famous men in the sport, and is playing in a sold-out bowl game this weekend
Florida State had a losing season and still gave its HC an extension
tell me which one is aspiring for mediocrity https://t.co/D9V1X5A1v5
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) December 15, 2021