Why Are So Many Five Star Recruits Committing To JSU?

Why Are So Many Five Star Recruits Committing To JSU?
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✍️ Written by
Kuthula Magubane
🗓 Updated
Aug 8th 2023

There has been a lot of talk around the recent decision by Travis Hunter to flip from Florida State and commit to Jackson State University. A few weeks ago, Coach Saban spoke out against the NIL, accusing JSU Coach Deion Sanders and Texas A&M Coach Jimbo Fisher of buying players. After a swift rebuttal from both Fisher and Sanders, Saban rescinded his initial remarks pertaining to the specific coaches and their respective programs. If you follow College Football and want to win when your favorite team wins, place a bet at Michigan Online Casinos like DraftKings, BetMGM, and FanDuel.

Ryan Mathews and the Destroy (football) podcast took a campus visit to get a first-hand experience of what and why players are choosing to commit to JSU, they were also able to mic up Travis Hunter so that they can get his point of view as he goes through the training session. In this video, you quickly get to learn about the influence of Coach Prime on Jackson State University, in terms of the quotes all around the campus, to the strong work ethic that his players have--for instance, running 13 laps around the stadium, up and down the stands.

Ryan Mathews was also able to take a tour of the facility with Travis Hunter, where he spoke about how he feels the energy of a “JUCO”, where it’s less fancy and you have to work and earn your keep, to which Travis replied that, “ you only get one of everything and you have to earn your 2nd and 3rd pairs”.

When asked directly why he chose to flip from Florida State to Jackson State, Travis pointed the camera to Coach Primes' name on his golf cart, and said, “ain’t no more talking, Coach Prime”. Jackson State University is an HBCU with a rich history that has an illustrious and accomplished alumni, especially on the football field. From Waltor Payton, Lam Barney, and Jackie Slater. For a lot of young black boys growing up within the football system, this can be a foundation that grounds them in a living history and can be able to take pride in being the next generation of excellence.

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