Ever since the rumor mill started churning with word that Deion Sanders was coming to Mississippi to become the next head football coach at Jackson State, many have speculated that his son, Shedeur, might follow suit.
While that isn’t the case just quite yet, we’re a step closer to seeing the father-son combo on the gridiron in Jackson. Following the Monday introduction of “Coach Prime” as the new JSU football coach, the younger Sanders went to Twitter today to announce that he has received an official offer from his dad’s new program.
— Shedeur Sanders (@ShedeurSanders) September 24, 2020
Shedeur, who is a senior at Trinity Christian School (TX), accounted for over 3,650 total yards with 58 touchdowns as a junior. According to 247Sports, the four-star quarterback has almost 30 Division I offers, including Alabama and LSU.
Currently, Shedeur is committed to play at Florida Atlantic University under new head coach Willie Taggart, however, it’s not abnormal to see a kid flip over the course of their senior year.
Here’s where things get interesting. The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), of which Jackson State is a member, pushed back all fall sports to the spring due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Say Shedeur decided to accept the offer to continue playing under his father and early enrolled at JSU, he technically could play for the Tigers during the spring 2021 season, which is set to begin on February 27th.
It’s also worth nothing that Shedeur tagged JSU Offensive Line Coach Otis Riddley in his tweet, alluding to the fact that Coach Sanders plans to retain Riddley as part of his staff.
Sanders has wasted no time hopping on the recruiting trail as he’s already secured a Power Five transfer in former Mississippi State cornerback Javorrius Selmon, plus he’s extended an offer to five-star defensive tackle Maason Smith.