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Deion Sanders' QB son commits to FAU

Field Level Media
14 Jul 2020, 11:40 GMT+10

Highly rated high school quarterback Shedeur Sanders, the son of former star player Deion Sanders, committed to Florida Atlantic on Monday.

The younger Sanders is heading into his senior year at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas.

247Sports Composite lists Sanders as the nation's No. 14 pro-style passer and No. 219 prospect overall while ESPN has him as the eighth-ranked pocket-passing QB and the 41st-rated prospect overall.

In Sanders' announcement video Monday on Instagram, celebrities including Tom Brady, Snoop Dogg and Brett Favre are seen asking "Where you going 2?" (the latter a reference to Sanders' uniform number).

Sanders finally said, "I'm ready. I want to compete to play as a freshman. With everything going on in our country, there is so much important to me, and one of those things is to play for a Black head coach, one that's real to me."

Sanders and Trinity Christian safety Cam'Ron Silmon are then seen committing to first-year Florida Atlantic head coach Willie Taggart.

According to 247Sports, Sanders was recruited by Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and UCLA.

Sanders threw for 3,459 yards and 47 touchdowns last year, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, giving him almost 8,800 yards plus 123 touchdowns during three high school seasons.

Florida Atlantic's starting quarterback the past two seasons, Chris Robison, still has two years of eligibility left. The Owls' quarterback depth chart also includes Cordel Littlejohn and incoming freshman Willie Taggart Jr.

Deion Sanders is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a stellar career as a cornerback and return specialist for Florida State and five NFL teams. He also played major league baseball for three teams and is the only player to appear in a World Series and a Super Bowl.

--Field Level Media

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