Being the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders carries with it many expectations, and Shedeur Sanders is off to a good start in meeting them. Although Shedeur has received offers from many colleges, he says is still “weighing his options.”
Deion Sanders had Shedeur and his siblings Shilo and Shelomi Sanders with his ex-wife Pilar Sanders. He also has two children with his first wife Carolyn Chambers, Deiondra and Deion Sanders Jr. Just like his famous father and his siblings Deion Jr. and Shilo, 17-year-old Shedeur Sanders also plays football, playing quarterback for Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, Texas.
Standing at 6’2″ tall and weighing about 198 pounds, Shedeur is a talented player in his own right and his rankings reflect that. As a high school senior, Shedeur is ranked as a four-star prospect and is the 34th best player in Texas, according to 247Sports. He is also ranked 41st on the ESPN 300 list.
Befitting of his high rankings, Shedeur Sanders has amassed quite an impressive list of offers from many prestigious football schools. The list includes not only his dad’s alma mater Florida State, but also Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA and UCF.
Despite all those prestigious schools sending him offers, Shedeur Sanders is in no hurry to select one right away and is carefully considering all his options. “I’m still weighing my options with my family right now,” says Shedeur. He also says that the current in-person recruiting restrictions have been very helpful in learning the offensive styles of each team.
“The shutdown has given me the opportunity to get know these coaches,” says Shedeur. “The zoom calls have been helpful. I get a chance to talk X’s & O’s with the offensive coordinators to figure out how I would fit in the offense.”
Though Shedeur Sanders does admit that there is attention on him due to his esteemed father, he is more focused on stability and on which school is the best place for him to develop. “It’s a lot of hype involved,” says Shedeur. “I’m more concerned with the stability of the coaching staff and the program I will join. I want to take my time before making a decision to make sure it’s the right fit for me to grow and develop on and off the field.”