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Travis Hunter Jr., he’s coming.
The celebrated Jackson State cornerback officially announced on Wednesday that he’s headed to Colorado. Hunter will be re-teaming with JSU coach Deion Sanders to lead the Buffaloes’ revamp.
He announced his decision after reaching 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, which proved to be a genius bit of self-promotion.
“I committed to Coach Prime at Jackson State when he was there and I want to honor my commitment and stay with him,” Hunter shared. “I felt like I learned a lot with him at Jackson State so I’m going to stick with him so I can continue to grind, continue to show love, continue to put the work in so I can get to the next level.”
Sanders’ decision to lead Colorado as their new head coach carried the strong probability that he’d be bringing the best of his JSU team with him. Hunter was undoubtedly one of those playmakers, if not the premier guy.
Hours before Hunter’s announcement, JSU teammate and quarterback Shedeur Sanders announced his decision to also join his pops in Boulder.
Hunter all but guaranteed to transfer out and join Prime. Signing with JSU as the top-ranked prospect in his class last year made it apparent that he valued Deion as an integral part of his collegiate aspirations.
So, naturally, Hunter entered the transfer portal (on Dec. 18), two weeks after Sanders was introduced as Colorado’s HC and a day after JSU lost to North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl.
Even with the deflating loss, Hunter balled out.
Even with the certainty of Hunter’s move to Colorado, marquee programs reportedly reached out to offer a final bid to the standout cornerback / wide receiver. The dual-threat finished his freshman season with 20 tackles, 10 pass breakups and two interceptions, and 18 catches for 188 yards and four touchdowns as a wideout.
Georgia was a hot name on Wednesday as a runner-up option for Hunter after they reportedly offered a sizable offer to join the Dawgs.