Deion Sanders was a top five pick in the NFL Draft, a Hall of Fame cornerback, and also played in the NFL as a wide receiver. And he thinks he’s now coaching a player of similar talent.
Travis Hunter played both cornerback and wide receiver in Saturday’s comeback win over Colorado vs. TCU, racking up 119 receiving yards and the decisive interception, making him the first Division 1 player to receive 100 yards. and became the player who achieved an interception in the same game. 20 years. Sanders said Hunter could easily play both offense and defense in the NFL and could earn the No. 1 pick in the draft.
“He’s a first-rounder on both sides, kind of like a #1 pick,” Sanders said. “He’s the No. 1 pick. That’s who he is. Travis loves games. He loves them, he’s in them, he never gets tired of studying them and the intricate details of them.”
Hunter won’t be draft eligible until 2025, but coaches will love his hard work once he’s ready for the NFL, Sanders said. Hunter is a starter on both offense and defense, and has racked up a whopping 129 snaps against TCU, and Sanders said he’ll have to put up a real fight to kick Hunter off the practice field and take a break.
“This guy is different,” Sanders said. “Last week I told him, ‘You’re resting.’ I don’t want to see you practicing until Friday when I get to Fort Worth.” Travis was on the field Thursday. , was trying to go both ways. I said, “I told you not to practice, didn’t I?”
Part of what makes Sanders so successful as a recruiter is that top players know enough promotions come from Coach Prime. And Sanders wants the entire NFL to know that Hunter is coming in 2025.