On today's Pardon My Take... DEION SANDERS! Coach Prime joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to discuss the Fall Season of "Coach Prime" (first few episodes are live), the difference he is making at Jackson State, the presence of Dana Beers, and much more. In addition to all of that, the guys got into it unpacking on No. 1 recruit Travis Hunter's commitment process. Originally a Florida State Seminole, Coach Prime got Hunter to flip to Jackson State on National Signing Day back in December. How did everything go down a few months ago? We got some answers on today's show:
Mr. Cat: Can you explain how the Travis Hunter, who is you don't follow college football, he was the No. 1 recruit in the nation, signed with Jackson State. Everyone then accused Barstool of paying for him, which is not true.
Deion Sanders: You guys gave him two million, right?
Mr. Commenter: Three.
Deion Sanders: Three?!
Mr. Commenter: I gave him the extra million on top to close the deal.
Mr. Cat: My counter to that is if Barstool was handing out money, Caleb Williams would be a Wisconsin Badger, and Michigan would have awesome recruits. It would be insane, I think that would probably happen first. So, how did you get the number one… how did that process go?
Deion Sanders: He came to a homecoming!
Mr. Cat: That's it?
Deion Sanders: That was 70% of it. We just couldn't mess up the other 30.
Mr. Cat: Right. He was committed to your alma mater (FSU), people were very upset.
Deion Sanders: Why? I don't care. They don't own it.
Mr. Commenter: They probably should have hired you if they wanted to get your recruits.
Mr. Cat: But like, what was the pitch?
Deion Sanders: It wasn't a pitch. Like, we don't pitch kids. We just really, "You know what guys? You're going to have an opportunity to come here and get an education, and play some darn good football, and have a good time.
Soooo… is the Jackson State homecoming the best event to ever exist or what? It must be top notch, if that was truly 70% of the reason why he committed. Check out the first two episodes of "COACH PRIME Fall Season" below: