Future Jackson State University sensation Travis Hunter is already raking in the cash, and this time he’s teaming up with one of the greatest defenders in the history of football.
According to multiple sources, Jackson State University commit and 2022 No. 1-ranked recruit Travis Hunter is signing an NIL deal with New York Giants Hall of Famer and HBCU alum legend Michael Strahan.
This deal is for Michael Strahan’s new lifestyle brand, and specifically for his new skin care line as of right now, though there are plans to expand his usage in the brand.
In an Instagram post by Strahan’s brand, they welcome Hunter into the fold as their first brand athlete.
“We are excited to announce @db3_tip as our new @michaelstrahanbrand ambassador! Travis Hunter’s confidence, vision for excellence, and winning mentality made him the perfect fit to represent our brand! Welcome, Travis!” via MichaelStrahanBrand on Instagram.
This is not only exciting to see Hunter team up with one of the most talented and influential football figures in building and expanding a Black-owned brand, but together these two football savants could do big things across several generations of football fans.
Travis Hunter is a controversial figure for his decision to decommit from Florida State University and instead decide to go to Deion Sanders’ Jackson State University. This should bring a lot of attention to Strahan, who is trying to help Hunter cash in on his decision to go pro-Black with his college decision.
Strahan recognizes the talent that this young man possesses, and recognizes the magnitude of his decision to come and play for an HBCU. He described this tremendous transaction of events when speaking about the agreement between him and Hunter.
“Travis Hunter is a game-changer on and off the football field,” Strahan told the outlet. “This young man had the opportunity to select any school in the country but chose Jackson State University, an HBCU. His decision demonstrates his character, his vision and his confidence. He is also a great teammate.” Strahan said.
“These qualities resonate with me and my brand. I admire this young man and look forward to watching his continued growth.” per Yahoo Sports.
Along with Hunter’s continued growth, Strahan expects to see the same in his brand, as they have plans on expanding the brand with their merchandise and what they offer as well. The best part is that Travis Hunter will be directly a part of it.
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The 19-year-old will “be the face of several Michael Strahan Brand efforts, including its continued expansion of tailored and sportswear clothing lines, and will appear in brand marketing efforts across print, digital and social media,” per Forbes.
Hunter and Strahan seemed to have things figured out, and this partnership will be huge as long as Hunter can stay focused. He already is a polarizing figure in college football because of his notorious decision to go to Jackson State and his affiliation with Coach Prime and Jerry Rice Award-winning quarterback Shedeur Sanders.
Travis Hunter Changes The Game
Hunter is a leader, and because of the decision he made, he is helping usher in a new era of HBCU sports, and along with basketball star Mikey Williams, Hunter is leading the pack with the idea of bringing talent to Black colleges to empower them and bring more value and wealth to these institutions that serve the community.
Strahan recognizes the leadership Hunter possesses, which is one of the main reasons he decided to partner up.
Hunter also acknowledges his leadership and what the message he’s trying to send to everyone that’s in his shoes.
“I’m very good with the leadership/role model role,” Hunter said, according to the outlet. “I like that role. I like to show people that I’m going to be on a straight line, I’m not going to mess up or do anything out of the ordinary to jeopardize anything. I’m happy to be the leader and to show people if I can do it, you can do it. It’s not that hard. You just have to work towards it. If you’re working towards something you really love, it’s not hard at all.” via Yahoo Sports.
With this NIL deal for Hunter, he is now dealing with multiple black-owned brands.
Earlier this year he signed an NIL deal with a black-owned coffee shop, J5.
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