Dance with His Father Again
Two months ago, former NFL cornerback and Hall of Famer announced
that he was taking his talents to Mississippi to become the Head Coach for Jackson State University. And in one first moves as head coach, he
brought on his son, Shedur, as a recruit. He became the highest-rated high school recruit to commit to the HBCU.
Saunders is ranked 229th recruit in the country in the class of 2021 and according to 247Sports composite rankings is the 14th best pro-style Quarterback. He also led his highschool Trinity Christian to its third straight title where his father was the head coach.
Shedur originally verbally committed to Florida Atlantic University and
changed his mind after seeing dad on board to coach at JSU.
Since his committing, former Florida State defensive back Isaiah Bolden and three-star California athlete Herman Smith and former Tennessee walk-on linebacker Nyles Grady all announced they were headed to Mississippi.
The child prodigy is trying to graduate high school early so he can enroll into the university in January. There is no word yet if he will be able to participate in Spring Ball or not due to NCAA rules.
With the culture shifting in college sports with big time recruits heading to HBCUs, he will not be the last to take his talents to predominantly Black colleges and universities.