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Deion Sanders Names 1 Big Factor In Travis Hunter Recruitment

Deion Sanders on the sidelines.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 05: Jackson State Tigers head coach Deion Sanders watches the run of play during the Orange Blossom Classic game between the Florida A&M Rattlers and the Jackson State Tigers on Sunday September 5th, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders has opened up about a massive factor that led to landing Travis Hunter.

Hunter was the top overall recruit per the 247Sports Composite rankings and the first to ever sign with a non-power 5 program.

He was originally committed to Florida State before changing his mind and committing to Jackson State.

Sanders confirmed that Hunter could play multiple positions when he was trying to flip him. He could start at wide receiver or in the secondary.

"After seeing our spring game, you start to understand, okay, I played two ways and this kid's a two-way player and I know how to handle this kid," Sanders said. "I understand his needs and wants and his athletic ability, also his conditioning and what he wants from the game. It was very apparent just seeing him and how he moves and plays. I don't know if anybody else in the country would have started the kid both ways, but we will."

Even though Hunter can play two positions, he did tell 247Sports that his preference is to play cornerback.

We'll have to see how it all shakes out at practice heading into the 2022 season.