Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least four days a week. The play today is a report on 2021 QB prospect Shedeur Sanders. The state champion QB from Texas is the son of NFL legend Deion Sanders. He really enjoyed his recent visit to UGA.
Shedeur Sanders. Class of 2021 QB. Dual-threat state championship QB. The son of we-all-know-who.
He had a chance to see the newly-upgraded west end zone for “The Reveal” at Sanford Stadium last month.
When asked about it, he says he enjoyed himself. Clearly.
“Georgia is one of those [schools] on the top of my list,” Sanders said. “There’s no specific order right now but I know how Georgia treated me so well. I looked into their offense and how I would fit into their system. It is definitely one of my tops.”
The Bulldogs did extend an offer to the son of the NFL all-time great. When he got that news, Sanders did several impromptu dances on his buddy Lewis Cine’s Instagram feed.
“I was in shock honestly,” Sanders said. “I work hard for it but then to see I could really get up there to their school and they want me there at Georgia is just amazing. So then, later on, that day everything just started kicking in. Like ‘Dang. Georgia just offered me’ and ‘I have a chance to go to this school’ within the next three to four years.”
“I don’t know. It was just a lot of excitement going on in my mind honestly.”
The offer ensured Sanders was always going to remember his second visit to Georgia. He also made it over for G-Day with Cine and his older brother Shilo.
The 6-foot-1, 178-pound sophomore said he studies two specific quarterbacks.
“I pattern my game after a mixture of Tom Brady and Justin Fields,” he said.
Sanders knows the talented Bulldog understudy.
“He’s cool,” Sanders said of Fields. “We are close now. He’s just like a big brother.”
This is not a recruiting relationship. They just talk about football. Not schools.
Sanders believes that he even enjoyed his Georgia visit more than his buddy Cine did.
“I think that’s because I am just younger,” he said. “Lewis is already a senior and has been to a lot of colleges already. But then Georgia gave me the best hospitality. They treated me like I was family there. I really enjoyed it a lot.”
What is Shedeur Sanders looking for?
That answer was not easy for the sophomore to explain. He labeled it as a feeling.
“The schools have to make me feel like I’m at home honestly,” Sanders said. “Just treat family right. Treat family like family. It is just a feeling you get when you go to a place. It is hard to explain, but it is just that one feeling you have to get and I think Georgia might have that.”
He will enroll early in January of 2021. The timeline for his decision is a work in progress.
“I haven’t discussed that with my Dad yet,” Sanders said. “I don’t know. It is not going to be super late, though.”
The Georgia visit was one of his best trips so far. He said the new locker room “was just perfect.”
“I haven’t been to that many colleges but that FSU visit was pretty fun, too,” he said. “Those are the only two places I have been and they really treated me like I was at home.”
The UGA staff has made an impact.
“They remind me of my Dad’s coaches and the coaches I have at my school right now,” he said. “When it is time to go, they are serious. But then off the field, it is just fun.”
The reported offers for Sanders on his 247Sports profile page include Baylor, Florida, FSU, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Oregon, Syracuse and UTEP. He is now up to 10 reported offers.
Oregon was the first to offer in July of 2017.
— Shedeur Sanders (@ShedeurSanders) July 28, 2018
God is GOOD❗️ Hard work,Focus and dedication will not go unnoticed. Thank you UGA🐶 for a offer to extend my education & athletic career. I’m truly thankful & Excited. I will continue to work hard and show the world that I’m the best QB in the NATION. #GoDawgs @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/ktOOMPGRsl
— Shedeur Sanders (@ShedeurSanders) July 28, 2018
Shedeur Sanders and that Hall of Fame father stuff
The 2021 prospect handles the legacy question like it was written for him.
“My Dad truly made our name great,” Sanders exclaims in all caps on his Hudl page. “With hard work, dedication, commitment, sacrifice, focus and consistency I will continue the respect and admiration that’s associated with our last name. I believe.”
Deion Sanders is a Hall of Fame cornerback. Ironically, his youngest son is playing the position that is the arch-nemesis of any lockdown corner.
That’s the championship QB. Like Superman and Lex Luthor. Or Batman and The Joker. (Maybe even Georgia throwing to its tight ends?)
“My Dad gives me a lot of knowledge on basically what the quarterback does and how he reads the quarterback and I just implement it in my game,” Shedeur Sanders said. “To make sure other DBs will not do that to me.”
His words will go heavy on confidence at times, but then they return to some humble beginnings.
“Any offer is big for me like that,” Shedeur Sanders said. “A few years ago I didn’t really think I could do this football stuff. I couldn’t see myself in the future doing it. Now I can really see myself with a shot to go to the league.”
Sanders felt he showed the Bulldogs some of his best self in his workout.
“I feel like I did the best,” Sanders said. “I know I was the best [quarterback] out there. To me, I don’t care if there were other 2020 or 2019 guys out there. Don’t care what class they were in. I knew I was the best quarterback out there.”
His footwork was crisp that day. It helps to work with a former NFL Pro Bowl QB in Jeff Blake.
— Shedeur Sanders (@ShedeurSanders) July 31, 2018
Shedeur Sanders on film
Sanders considers himself to be a “pass first and run second” type in the pocket.
“At first I would just throw it, but if it was not there I would try to make something happen,” he said. “This past year I didn’t run that much because it was always there. So I am more of a pocket passer. I can do both, though.”
His favorite route is the comeback. It comes easily to him.
Check out his the best clips from his freshman year in Texas.
He’s also added a reel from his 7-on-7 work over the summer for Trinity Christian.
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