Deion Sanders' QB son commits to joining him at Jackson State


NFL legend Deion Sanders has secured his first noteworthy commit as a college football coach.

Sanders, recently named the head coach of Jackson State, an HBCU in Mississippi, will be joined there by his son Shedeur Sanders, a senior who plays quarterback for his high school squad in Texas.

"I couldn't pass up a opportunity to help level the playing field & pursue equality for HBCU's!" Shedeur said in a social media post. "Dad I got your back!"

Shedeur Sanders had previously committed to play at Florida Atlantic University.

"I wanted to write my own legacy, FAU gave me a opportunity to do that! I trust the staff," he told ESPN in July. "[FAU coach] Willie Taggart was the first coach to offer me a opportunity to play at the next level."

But apparently he had a change of heart, instead opting to team up with his dad once again with his dad, who had joined the staff of his son's high school team this fall before taking the Jackson State job.

Shedeur, who reportedly weighs in at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, plays for Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, and received scholarship offers from Alabama, Arizona State and Baylor, per 247Sports.

"Neon" Deion, as he was called in his playing days, had a long run as an analyst with NFL Network before joining Jackson State, marking his first coaching gig in the college ranks.

"God called me to Jackson State," he said after taking the job.

Sanders inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 after a 14-year NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington, and the Baltimore Ravens.

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