ORLANDO, Fla. — Cedar Hill (Texas) Trinity Christian School sophomore quarterback Shedeur Sanders is set to participate in the Under Armour Future 50 Camp on Thursday from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday, he arrived at check-in for the event and spoke with collected media at the Oralndo World Marriott Center. It marks his second consecutive year attending and participating in the event.
Sanders, who is the son of Florida State legend Deion Sanders, was a first priority for head coach Willie Taggart upon his arrival in Tallahassee. The Seminoles offered in late December of 2017. They have been very active with Shedeur since that time. They are also involved with his brother, senior defensive back Shilo Sanders.
“It was great because they offered me at the end of my season last year and just knowing that schools actually believed in me back then when I was good, but now I am great, and I am going to be better. I just really liked that a lot,” Sanders said of the offer.
He has had a chance to get to know Willie Taggart a bit early in his recruitment. Most of their interaction came on the visit to Tallahassee.
“When I went there Coach Taggart just showed a lot of love,” Sanders said. “I just can tell it is a change that is going to happen in a program. This year was an alright year, but I know they are going to have some great ones coming.”
“James Blackman, that is who I met, cool with him a little bit. Deondre Francois, talked to him and he gave me some wisdom and stuff about being in college, the difference from high school to college,” Sanders added.
Sanders has previously visited Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas. As for upcoming visits, he said that is a discussion he has to have with his father.
As a 2021 prospect, Sanders hasn’t given recruiting much attention in the early stages of the process.
“I haven’t been looking at anything in colleges right now,” Sanders said.
“I like all of them that like me,” Sanders added.
While no upcoming visits are locked in, Sanders sounds like a prospect who has an interest in checking out as many options as possible.
“There are a lot of schools that I want to check out,” Sanders said. “I just want to see the atmosphere, like the campus of all these different schools, because every school I go to is just something new and it just opens my eyes more to like what the real world is.”
For now, Sanders is focused on his game and his craft. He has found immense success on the field the first two years of his high school career and believes his best trait is a simple one.
“I feel like I’m a winner. I know I win, I won state back-to-back,” Sanders said when asked to describe his game. “I just know I’m a winner.
“Whatever team, whatever school I go to, I’m a winner,” Sanders added.
FSU and Georgia split the two predictions made on the 247Sports.com Crystal Ball.
247Sports.com Brian Dohn conducted this interview on-site