Ryan defensive end Ja'Tavion Sanders (1) after he forces the Poteet offense to turn the ball over at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, Friday, August 30, 2019, in Denton, Texas. (Jeff Woo, Denton Record-Chronicle)

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Texas adds 2021 four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders to recruiting class

Posted September 8th, 2019


Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Sanders is the second prospect in the 2021 class from Denton Ryan to pick Texas, joining fellow four-star athlete Billy Bowman

The Longhorns’ 2021 class ranks second in the nation and first in the Big 12. The 2020 class sits at sixth. Sanders is a potential playmaker on either side of the football. He’s capable of playing flex tight end on offense or moving permanently to defense as an outside linebacker or B-Backer. He was the District 4-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 54 tackles on defense and 23 receptions on offense.

Jalen MilroeQBKaty Tomkins4July 21
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26
Billy BowmanATHDenton Ryan4July 31
Derrick Harris Jr.OLBNew Caney4Aug. 3
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan4Sept. 8



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