An already impressive Texas Longhorns 2021 class has added a pledge from yet another elite prospect, as Denton Ryan athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders announced his commitment to Tom Herman’s program on Saturday as the Horns took on the LSU Tigers.
Former Texas player Alex De La Torre, who coaches Sanders at Ryan, confirmed with Horns247 that Sanders committed on Saturday.
Director of Recruiting Bryan Carrington tweeted about a commitment earlier in the day, too.
On Tuesday, Sanders made his commitment official:
A teammate of fellow four-star Texas athlete pledge Billy Bowman, Sanders chose Texas over more than 20 other offers, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M, with the latter looming as the most notable competition to Texas.
A 6’3.5, 220-pound talent, Sanders is listed as an athlete due to his efforts on both sides of the ball, as excels as an edge rusher in addition to his role as a tight end. His current player comparison, per 247Sports, is to Atlanta Falcons edge rusher Vic Beasley.
Now the headliner of the Horns’ 2021 class, Sanders is ranked as the nation’s No. 43 player overall, as the No. 3 athlete, and as the No. 6 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.
Sanders becomes the eighth addition to a class that headlines the Big 12 and ranks No. 2 nationally, and it’s one that’s currently entirely constructed with in-state talent, including another athlete, Billy Bowman, who plays with Sanders at Ryan.
- Ja’Tavion Sanders — 4-star ATH — Denton Ryan
- Jalen Milroe — 4-star QB — Katy Tompkins
- Quaydarius Davis — 4-star WR — Dallas Skyline
- Billy Bowman — 4-star ATH — Denton Ryan
- Hayden Conner — 4-star OT — Katy Taylor
- Derrick Harris Jr. — 4-star OLB — New Caney
- Lake McRee — 3-star TE — Austin Lake Travis
- Juan Davis — 3-star ATH — Fort Worth Everman