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No. 1 Recruit Travis Hunter Reveals Why He Picked Jackson State

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)

Deion Sanders, Travis Hunter and Jackson State shocked the college football world when the No. 1 recruit announced his decision to commit to the Tigers over Florida State.

In the unlikeliest of circumstances, the five-star recruit chose an HBCU over a historical NCAA power. Legitimizing what coach Prime is building down in Mississippi.

Ahead of Jackson State's spring game Sunday, Hunter revealed to ESPNU why he ended up riding with Sanders and the Tigers.

“They were just straight with me,” Hunter said of JSU. “They didn’t play no games, they came right at me.” The No. 1 ranked player in the 2022 class will reportedly see time at both corner and receiver. But, Hunter sees himself as a DB first and foremost. “I take a lot of pride in playing corner," Hunter said in a recent interview with 247Sports. "You have to be really competitive to play corner, and I’m really competitive. I just play receiver because I know I can get open. I don’t think anybody can guard me at receiver.”

Jackson State's highest-rated recruit is projected to be a first-round pick in the NFL and has even drawn comparisons to Hall of Famer Charles Woodson.

Travis Hunter didn't waste any time showing off some of that talent Sunday; bringing in two touchdown catches and nabbing a pair of picks on defense.