Shedeur Sanders Commits to Play for Dad, Deion Sanders, at Jackson State

Deion Sanders got his first four-star recruit at Jackson State University and he didn’t have to go far to get it. Shedeur Sanders, the son of the Jackson State coach, announced his commitment to JSU on Friday via Twitter.

“I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to help level the playing field & pursue equality for HBCU’s! Dad I got your back,” the younger Sanders posted on his Twitter account.

Shedeur had previously committed to play at Florida Atlantic University for former Florida State coach Willie Taggert. But “Coach Prime” was able to flip the four-star quarterback.

Shedeur counts as one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the class of 2021. Overall, he’s the no. 216 prospect in his class according to 24/7 Sports. The Texas native is the no. 35 player in the state and nationwide he is ranked as the no. 14 pro-style quarterback. Last season, he completed nearly 74 percent of his passes in a 3,459-yard season while tallying 47 touchdowns against four interceptions.

It will be a reunion of sorts for the father and son as the elder Sanders once served as the offensive coordinator for his son’s high school team.

Central State Tags Veteran Antonio Davis as Men’s B-Ball Coach

Veteran coach Antonio Davis has taken over duties for the men’s basketball team at Central State University – an appointment that became effective Nov. 1.

Known as a disciplinarian, master tactician and motivator who believes in a family atmosphere, Davis has developed programs of well-rounded student-athletes and champions throughout his coaching career. Davis comes to Central State with 17 years of head coaching experience and 29 years of overall coaching at the collegiate level.

Davis spent the previous three seasons as the head women’s basketball coach at Elizabeth City State University. He’s also been a head coach at Morristown College (1987-88), Livingstone College (1988-91), Kentucky State University (1993-98) and Saint Augustine’s University (2001-07).

As one of the youngest head coaches in the nation, Davis then 26, took over a last-place team at Morristown and guided them to a second-place finish in the conference in his only season with the program before moving on to coach at his alma mater – Livingstone College.

“Throughout my career, I have been one to seek out and embrace challenges. I look forward to this new opportunity to build a program into a perennial championship contender. I feel my infectious coaching style will translate seamlessly at CSU and inspire championship habits and results,” Davis said. “My players can expect a high level of passion and enthusiasm from me every day.”

In addition to developing multiple All-Conference selections and All-Americans, Davis has instilled an impressive track record of academic success among his players. In 17 years as a head coach, the graduation rate among his student-athletes is 100 percent with 70 percent going on to various graduate programs.

“Our men are going to be the hardest workers in the nation. Our goal is to be the best versions of ourselves on the court, in the classroom, and in the community,” Davis says. “I believe in doing things the right way and being detail-oriented. I want our young men to do great things during their time at CSU. More importantly, I want to see my players succeed in life after they graduate.”

Video of John Wall and Michael Beasley Shows Healthy Wizards Star

Wizards veteran point guard John Wall may not have considered himself healthy enough to play in the bubble, but he looks like he’s moving well now. Wall has been recovering from an Achilles tear he suffered in February 2019 and there had been pressure from those in the NBA world for him to travel to Orlando and play in the bubble, given his role as the team’s leader.

However, he didn’t, apparently remaining focused on being prepared for next season. But in a recent video with Wall going against Michael Beasley and others in a game of pickup basketball, it looks like the Wizards star has recovered from his injuries.

His team surely could have used his services in a disappointing season in which they finished 11th in the Eastern Conference at 32-50.

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