BOULDER, Colo. -- When Deion Sanders first laid eyes on Travis Hunter, then one of the most highly touted high school recruits in the country, there wasn't really a need to evaluate him. It was obvious what he was looking at.
"He's different, as the young folks say," Sanders said.
Then the coach at FCS Jackson State, history indicated Sanders had no business recruiting Hunter. The idea that someone of Hunter's caliber would pass on every college football power -- let alone the entire Football Bowl Subdivision -- to play at Jackson State could have been easily dismissed out of hand.