Will Denton Ryan's Ja'Tavion Sanders play offense or defense for the Longhorns? The five-star prospect could help the Longhorns at either spot. (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.

Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25
Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek4Nov. 14
Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto3Nov. 18



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