Deion Sanders tweets at rookie Shemar Stewart, then deletes it


Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders has propelled the Tigers to the forefront of college football over the past year.

Whether it’s guiding JSU to its first 11-win season in program history this fall, or knocking down 2022 consensus 5-star wide receiver rookie Travis Hunter from Florida State on the day of the early signing, Sanders has kept his FCS program in the spotlight.

Sanders made headlines again on Friday afternoon on the recruiting trail, but this time it’s for something Sanders would likely like to get back.

Sanders, who is quite active on Twitter, cites a tweet posted by consensus about 2022 five-star defensive lineman Shemar Stewart promoting his commitment decision among finalists Georgia, Texas A&M and Miami.

NCAA rules prevent coaches from tweeting directly to student-athletes until they sign a national letter of intent.

Sanders quickly deleted the tweet, but not before the internet picked up the post and ensured it went viral.

While Stewart is unlikely to land at Jackson State, Sanders would surely like to keep his recruiting class running on the second National Signing Day on Feb. 2.

In addition to signing Hunter, Sanders also landed a verbal commitment from four-star Missouri wide receiver Kevin Coleman, who will sign his national letter of intent next week.

Coleman and Hunter provide the Tigers with two elite athletes to build the program around for the future, as Sanders continues his efforts to raise Jackson State’s football profile.

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