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  01/13/21 - Corey ReedrJr/2022, Jackson State, 6-2, 210 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Jackson State has added another transfer to its football roster. Former Louisville wide receiver Corey Reed Jr. has transferred to play for Jackson State and first-year coach Deion Sanders. Reed originally signed with Louisville in 2017 out of Roswell High School, which is just outside of Atlanta. He played in 13 games as a freshman wide receiver and caught eight passes for 145 yards. He played in two games in 2018 before transferring to Western Community College in 2019 and rejoining Louisville this past spring. Reed, who didn't record a stat for Louisville this season, entered the transfer portal on Dec. 3. Reed joins Ohio University transfer Shane Hooks and Nassau Community College transfer Joshua Okechukwu as recent additions to Jackson State's wide receiver corps. - Courier Journal

(DS#999 WR) rJr/2022 WR Corey ReedJackson State
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  Shilo Sanders, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, is leaving South Carolina. The younger Sanders, a 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back from Cedar Hill, Texas, who played in nine games this season, has entered the NCAA's transfer portal, team spokesman Steve Fink said in a text Monday. Sanders was tied for seventh on the Gamecocks with 32 tackles. He becomes the latest defender to leave South Carolina since the firing of coach Will Muschamp last month. Cornerbacks Jaycee Horn and Israel Mukuamu both opted out of the season following Muschamp's dismissal. - AP College Football

(DS#999 SS) rFr/2024 SS Shilo SandersJackson State
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  Linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain, who opted to enter the transfer portal after his family's relationship with USC and coach Clay Helton soured, has found a new home at Jackson State. McClain's mother, Shan, announced the news of his "next chapter" in a tweet Wednesday, eight days after she told The Times that Abdul-Malik and his brother, Munir, planned to leave USC. Munir McClain, the suspended wideout who became the focus of a federal probe into apparent unemployment fraud, initially entered the transfer portal along with his brother, but quickly removed his name.

For Abdul-Malik, there was little hesitation. With the NCAA expected to allow a one-time transfer exception in 2021, he should be granted immediate eligibility to play at Jackson State for new head coach - and NFL Hall of Famer - Deion Sanders. The notion of either McClain brother leaving seemed highly unlikely as recently as this summer. Abdul-Malik was expected to contribute as a rotational pass rusher in a new defense predicated on blitzing, while Munir continued to recover from a tear suffered last season to his anterior cruciate ligament. Both spoke glowingly of their ties to USC. - Los Angeles Times


(DS#999 OLB) rSo/2023 OLB Abdul-Malik McClainJackson State
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  Isaiah Bolden is coming to Jackson State to be part of the change he wants to see in the world. A former four-star recruit from Zephyrhills, Florida, Bolden announced his intent to transfer from Florida State to Jackson State last week. Speaking with the media Tuesday for the first time as a Jackson State Tiger, Bolden explained his decision. Bolden says he came to Jackson State for the opportunity not just to grow and prove himself as a football player but to do so at a historically black university.

Bolden wants to prove that football players from HBCUs can get to the NFL just like players from predominantly white institutions can. "I want to be part of the change," Bolden said. "It's going to take more than me to make the change. But at least I can help toward making the change. I'm taking on the responsibility to show recruits and transfers that you can come to an HBCU and get to the league. Me being a part of that change is a big thing for me." Bolden, who made nine tackles, two pass breakups and an interception for Florida State last season, said the motivation for this change comes from his experiences at Florida State. - Times Union


(DS#999 WR) rSo/2023 WR Isaiah BoldenJackson State
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  Coach Prime has arrived in Mississippi. Not even 12 hours after his inaugural press conference as Jackson State's head football coach, Deion Sanders lured a Power 5 player to his program. Mississippi State freshman defensive back Javorrius Selmon announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening his decision to leave MSU without having played a single game. He intends on teaming up with Sanders at JSU. "Big announcement first I would like to thank the entire Mississippi State football staff for the opportunity they gave me along with the love and support they showed but at this time I want to announce that I am coming home to play for Coach Prime!" Selmon said in his tweet. Selmon opted out of the 2020 season just over a week ago citing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The Provine High School product won't have far to travel when he gets back on the playing field in 2021. He'll be playing for one of the best defensive backs in the history of the game, too. - The Clarion Ledger

(DS#999 CB) Fr/2024 CB Javorrius SelmonJackson State
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  Hours after Deion Sanders held his first press conference as, "Coach Prime", the head coach of the Jackson State football team, we are already seeing the Prime Effect on players in the state of Mississippi. Tuesday night former Provine Ram and Mississippi State defensive back Javorrius Selmon announced he is transferring to JSU. - WAPT

(DS#999 CB) Fr/2024 CB Javorrius SelmonJackson State
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  Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says he will become Jackson State's football coach. Sanders made the announcement Sunday night on the first episode of the "21st & Prime" podcast with Jamie Dukes on Barstool Sports. The player known as "Prime Time" during his career added, “Isn't the time? Isn't this the moment? Isn't this what's needed? It's a match made in heaven." Currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School-Cedar Hill in Texas, it will be Sanders' first head coaching job at the college level. "I've been offered pro jobs," Sanders added, "so people know I could be an assistant in any college." The move was first reported by the Clarion Ledger in Mississippi.

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has scheduled a Monday news conference to make an announcement about the football program. On the podcast, Jackson State President Thomas Hudson called the hiring “the grace of God” and cited the football's program history in being able to land Sanders. "These things just come together," Hudson added, crediting athletic director Ashley Robinson and alumni. "We're just so very fortunate to really be in this space and have a man like this joining us." Sanders replaces John Hendrick, whose contract was not renewed this summer after going 6-9 and 5-5 in SWAC play. - AP College Football


(DS#999 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB Keonte HamptonJackson State
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  Another Mississippi State cornerback has opted out of the 2020 college football season because of COVID-19 concerns. Freshman Javorrius Selmon will sit out the season, joining junior Tyler Williams and senior defensive back turned wide receiver Taury Dixon as Bulldogs who have chosen not to play because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Selmon was in a position to play as a true freshman with Williams opting out and multiple corners from last year's roster leaving the program. Selmon had 47 tackles and two interceptions as a senior at Provine in 2019. - The Clarion Ledger

(DS#999 CB) Fr/2024 CB Javorrius SelmonJackson State
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  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT SWAC PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LB Keonte Hampton, Jackson St, Jr.,...Hampton continues to rack up the honors. Hampton, a West Point, Miss. product and Conerly Trophy finalist totaled 106 tackles and a league-high 69 solo stops. He added 4.5 sacks and averaged 8.8 tackles per game and was a two-time SWAC Defensive Player of the Week. The linebacker also was named the 2019 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and was voted to the 2019 SWAC 1st Team. - Jackson State Football

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  07/28/20 - Josh LittlesSr/2021, Jackson State, 5-09, 175 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT PRESEASON ALL-FCS FOURTH TEAM: KR Joshua Littles, Jackson St, Sr.,...11 Student-Athletes were selected to the 2020 Phil Steele All-SWAC Team, with Keonte Hampton leading the way as the SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Littles earned a spot as a kickoff return specialist. He tallied 432 kickoff yards and returned two for touchdowns. - Jackson State Football

(DS#999 RB) Sr/2021 RB Josh LittlesJackson State
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  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT PRESEASON ALL-FCS SECOND TEAM: LB Keonte Hampton, Jackson St, Jr.,...Hampton, a West Point, Miss. product and Conerly Trophy finalist totaled 106 tackles and a league-high 69 solo stops. He added 4.5 sacks and averaged 8.8 tackles per game and was a two-time SWAC Defensive Player of the Week. The linebacker also was named the 2019 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and was voted to the 2019 SWAC 1st Team. - Jackson State Football

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  The Southern Heritage Classic has canceled the Sept. 12 game scheduled between Tennessee State and Jackson State in the first known Division I cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I know this is a great disappointment to many who consider SHC one of the major highlights of the year," founder Fred Jones said in Wednesday's announcement. "The health and safety of our attendees along with that of our staff, sponsors, and others is a top priority." This is the second cancellation in three years for the Southern Heritage Classic, which is played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2018 game was called due to weather. - AP College Football

(DS#999 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB Keonte HamptonJackson State
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  03/26/20 - Corey ReedrJr/2022, Jackson State, 6-2, 210 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  The coronavirus has impacted Louisville football now, more than just canceling practices. Junior wide receiver Corey Reed Jr. lost his father to COVID-19 on Wednesday morning in Atlanta. Corey Reed Sr. was 43 years old when he died from complications to the disease. Reed Jr., like the rest of his teammates, has been home since the team left for spring break. "My deepest condolences go out to Corey and his entire family," Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield said in a statement. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the country to a halt. With over 69,000 people infected in the U.S., as of Thursday afternoon, it has taken the lives of many while forcing businesses to shut down, leaving many unemployed.

Former Kentucky fullback Moncell "Turtle" Allen says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. In an interview with Kentucky Sports Radio last week, Allen detailed feeling sick two weeks ago and testing positive on March 16. He's been quarantined at home since. "You've just got to take it serious, man. A lot of people just want to party, they want to still go out and play, do all the crazy things they've been doing. People need to understand how serious this is. It's not just in China and these other places, it's in the United States, it's in Kentucky," he told KSR. "I'm a prime example of someone people know that has this virus." - Courier Journal


(DS#999 WR) rJr/2022 WR Corey ReedJackson State
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  01/12/20 - Cedric DunbarJr/2022, Jackson State, 6-3, 320 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  2019 ALL-SWAC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL Cedric Dunbar, Sophomore, Jackson State,...Dunbar, a Natchez, Miss. product anchored the Tigers' offensive line. As a team, JSU averaged 388.6 yards and 188.3 rushing yards per game. He ushered Keshawn Harper to a 208-yard rushing effort versus Alcorn. Harper, Jordan Johnson, Kymani Clarke, and Jalon Jones each recorded a 100-yard rushing effort behind Dunbar. - Jackson State Football

(DS#999 OG) Jr/2022 OG Cedric DunbarJackson State
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  2019 ALL-SWAC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Keonte Hampton, Sophomore, Jackson State,...Hampton, a West Point, Miss. product and Conerly Trophy finalist totaled 106 tackles and a league-high 69 solo stops. He added 4.5 sacks and averaged 8.8 tackles per game and was a two-time SWAC Defensive Player of the Week. - Jackson State Football

(DS#999 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB Keonte HamptonJackson State
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