Deion Sanders scooped up a historic commitment for Jackson State when Class of 2022 No. 1 overall prospect Travis Hunter flipped from Florida State on Day 1 of the Early Signing Period.

Prior to signing, Jackson State was only given a 14.3 percent chance to land Hunter, according to 247Sports.

The news of the 5-star cornerback spurning an ACC program for an FCS team sent shock waves across social media. Hunter explained after his commitment what led him to Jackson State.

Hunter wants to be a trailblazer for reigniting HBCUs at the national level.

“Historically Black Colleges have a rich history in football. I want to be part of that history, and more, I want to be part of that future,” Hunter said. “I am making this decision so that I can light the way for others to follow.”

The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Hunter is considered a once-in-a-lifetime type of defensive back. 247Sports compares the sensational Hunter to Pro Football Hall of Fame member Charles Woodson, who is the last defensive back to win the Heisman Trophy.

If Hunter achieves anything close to that level of success on the FCS level, Jackson State and HBCU’s will certainly see an increase in recruiting interest.