17-year-old Shedeur Sanders and his father, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, recently spent time bonding during the weekend, and Deion took to Instagram to capture their father-son time.
Deion Sanders posted a picture of himself and Shedeur sitting together and wearing gear from Shedeur’s school, Trinity Christian High School of Cedar Hill, Texas. He also posted two more pictures of Shedeur in front of a Trinity Christian banner showing off his No. 2 chain. The post was captioned: “@shedeursanders & Daddy! Last 1,2 #Truth @tcchfootball @overtime @uafootball @smac_entertainment @fauowls.”
Just like his legendary father, Shedeur Sanders also plays football, serving as quarterback for Trinity Christian. Standing at 6-feet-2 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds, Shedeur definitely inherited his father’s athleticism and football talent, and even NFL legend Tom Brady is impressed by Shedeur.
In his sophomore season, Shedeur threw for 3,088 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Shedeur’s numbers only improved in his junior season, as he threw for 3,477 yards, 47 touchdowns, and just four interceptions, proving his amazing skill and exciting potential. A four-star prospect, the high school senior is ranked as the 34th best player in Texas by 247Sports and is ranked 41st on the ESPN 300 list for the class of 2021.
With such high rankings, it was no surprise that Shedeur Sanders received scholarship offers from many prestigious football schools. The schools that sent him offers included his father’s alma mater Florida State, Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, FAU, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, and UCF.
On July 13, Shedeur Sanders committed to FAU (Florida Atlantic University), which made him the first ESPN 300 recruit to join FAU. On his decision to commit to FAU, Shedeur said: “I wanted to write my own legacy, FAU gave me a opportunity to do that! I trust the staff. [FAU head coach] Willie Taggart was the first coach to offer me a opportunity to play at the next level.”