Following a big commitment from St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic athlete Mookie Cooper and an offer to rising Aldine MacArthur cornerback Joshua Eaton, the Texas Longhorns also extended an offer to 2021 Denton Ryan defensive end Ja’Tavion Sanders during the Junior Day on Saturday:
After an amazing visit I am proud to announce that I have received an offer from the University of Texas #hookem @MotherJennifer @CoachDeLaTorre @CoachDayLa @DentonRyanFball pic.twitter.com/l4qa8GmWbW— Jatavion (@Jatavionsanders) February 16, 2019
The early signing period helped the 6’3.5, 220-pounder see his stock take off early, as an offer from Oklahoma in mid-January kickstarted his recruitment. Since then, Sanders has picked up offers from Oklahoma State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Baylor, SMU, Texas A&M, Washington, Arkansas, Texas Tech, and Georgia. So call Sanders one of the rising prospects in the 2021 class, even though he’s not yet rated by the services.
As a sophomore, Sanders burst onto the scene with 54 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, six passes broken up, and two interceptions, one of which he returned for an interception. So he has an uncommon level of versatility, especially for a player so young.
Keep an eye on Sanders, then, as he has the profile of a player who could eventually emerge as one of the state’s top prospects. He certainly has the attention of coaching staffs across the country.