In two classes, Daion Sanders destroyed even the most optimistic predictions about how we will recruit in Jackson.
His class in 2021 ranked 55th in the national rankings 247Sports aggregate rating, easy FCS class with the highest rating in modern recruiting history. This group of 17 people included five 4-stars and seven 3-stars. Jackson’s five 4-star team equaled Wisconsin (16th place in 2021) and defeated Maryland (18th place). Per player, Jackson’s state average of 86.76 was the 35th, an unheard of number until Dayon talked about it.
The JSU 2022 class was not rated as highly cumulative, a class of 7 people, but it was even more devastating in that it included a № 1 player in the overall standings. Travis Hunter. In 2022, in the class of Jackson, led by Hunter, the average score per player scored 90.57 points, 12 (!!!) in the country.
Jackson State has also been active on the broadcast portal, providing 32 additions to FBS programs, according to 247Sports.
But the fact that Dayon shared in an interview with KTCK The Ticket over the weekend made his recruitment even more impressive.
“I haven’t been to any house yet,” he said.
Sanders referred to a lingering problem with his toes turned into a long hospital. Doctors at one point feared he would lose his left leg, but he came out of the infection whole, saving a pair of toes.
Sanders said the full story of his infection, hospital stay and simultaneous recruitment of Hunter will be described in the sports series “Coach Prime”, released by Barstool.
Instead of knocking on the sidewalk on the recruiting trail, Sanders used his stellar strength, his still active career in the media (he still works as an NFL analyst for Barstool, coaching Jackson State) and his active social media presence to recruit in digital mode.
“Zoom calls and social media are extremely important to us,” he said. “We know how to use it very, very well.”