The men’s football program at Jackson State University is building an epic team thanks to the Sanders family. Nicknamed “Prime Time,” Hall of Famer Deion Sanders joined as Head Football Coach earlier this year. His son quarterback Shedeur Sanders signed to the team shortly after. The team is now making way for another star recruit: Deion’s other son Shilo Sanders.
According to Gameday Down South, Shilo’s transferring from Gamecock program he was initially in at University of South Carolina is not unexpected, and comes on the heels of the recent firing of coach Will Muschamp. However, you can expect that the he will fit right in at Jackson State, considering his father and now coach Deion has been preparing him for a career in football most of his life. He will also now be much closer to his hometown of Cedar, Texas.
According to Jackson State University, the 6-foot sophomore has been building up his stats in preparation for this opportunity.
“Ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 62 cornerback in the country, the 83rd-ranked player in the Lone Star State. and number 668 overall… ranked No. 287 in the ESPN300… helped the Tigers to a perfect 14-0 season and a TAPPS Division II state championship in 2018… played cornerback, receiver, punted and returned kicks… recorded 19 tackles and five interceptions as a senior… on offense, he had 13 catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns… returned two kickoffs for touchdowns… was an Under Armour All-American… also played baseball…in 2019, at South Carolina, Appeared in four games as a true freshman, using the NCAA rule to retain the year of eligibility… saw his most action against Charleston Southern, but also appeared briefly against Georgia, Florida and Tennessee…credited with one tackle in the CSU game… named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.”
We can’t wait to see all that the Jackson State University Tigers have in store this upcoming season!