Report: Texas set to hire Michigan State staffer as analyst
One of Mel Tucker’s staffers at Michigan State is heading down to Texas to team up with Steve Sarkisian, according to a report.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported Friday that graduate assistant and analyst Cordae Hankton will be leaving Michigan State for a position as a defensive analyst at Texas. Hankton has been on Tucker’s staff at Colorado and Michigan State the past two seasons.
According to his profile on MSUSpartans.com, Hankton was a graduate assistant on the defensive side of the football last season with the Spartans. He was an offensive graduate assistant at Colorado under Tucker in 2019.
#Texas is hiring Cordae Hankton as a defensive analyst. He has been an analyst for Mel Tucker at both #MichiganState and #Colorado. Hankton is the younger brother of #Georgia receivers coach/pass game coordinator Cortex Hankton. Nice addition for Steve Sarkisian.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) February 26, 2021
Hankton got his coaching start at the high school level. He started at Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans, where he worked from 2012-17 before taking a job at John Ehret High School in 2018. Tucker then hired Hankton to join the Buffaloes staff before the 2019 campaign.
Hankton was a defensive back at Jackson State (FCS) and earned two letters in 2006 and 2007.