Deion Sanders’ son, Shedeur Sanders, has joined his father at Jackson State.
“I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to help level the playing field & pursue equality for HBCUs! Dad I got your back! JSU #theeilove,” Shedeur wrote in a tweet Friday announcing his new role. He previously committed to Florida Atlantic but then switched to play for his father, who is the head coach at the Jackson State.
Sanders is a three-star quarterback, coming out of Trinity Christian School in Texas. His NFL Hall of Famer-father worked at the school as an offensive coordinator. Yahoo! Sports reports that Shedeur was offered a scholarship from several schools, including Alabama, Michigan, LSU, Penn State, Florida, and his father’s former school, Florida State.
Shedeur spent three seasons at Trinity Christian, and while there, he gained 8,796 passing yards, 123 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions, according to The Dallas Mornings News. He’s also won three state championships, Jack Baer of Yahoo! Sports writes.
Sanders took the Jackson State job in September, and since then, he’s gone on to gain commitments of three-star defensive tackle Braezhon Ross and two-star cornerback Herman Smith, which would greatly help the HBCU, as it is playing in the Football Championship Subdivision.