Deion Sanders is taking his talents to a Power 5…
Back in 2020, Deion Sanders decided he would put his coaching cap on, becoming the new head coach for the Jackson State Tigers, a historically black, FCS division school with a campus with no top-notch facilities in sight located in an area with limited access to clean drinking water.
Two years later and the program is on par in terms of national spotlight as many of the Power 5 programs.
Sanders lead the Tigers to a perfect 12-0 record en route to a SWAC title and landed the nation’s top recruit, Travis Hunter, the first five star recruit to sign with an FCS program who left his commitment with FSU to play for “Coach Prime” and JSU.
But it wasn’t just the success on the field where Sanders made his impact at an HBCU. Sanders took extra pride in his job as a leader of his players outside of football, helping turn them from boys into men with his old school mentally of structure and discipline in preparing them for the “next level”, NFL or not.
With his success, it was inevitable that Sanders would be recruited by a Power Five school, and the day has come where Sanders will leave JSU for what appears to be greener pastures.
On Saturday night after the SWAC Championship, Deion accepted the head coaching position at the University of Colorado.