After exploding unto the college football twitter with one of the best visit videos so far, Sanders decided to verbally commit to Cal.
In the end, it was a 2 team battle between Cal and Wisconsin, both academically minded public schools. He also held offers from ASU, Colorado, Kansas, ND, Utah, and UW. He is ranked as the 54th CA player in his class per Rivals, and 74th DL and 53 player per 247.
He has a 6’3” 295 lbs frame that can easily add more weight for NG or stay at this size to play as a 3-tech/4i-tech DE in the Cal scheme. He already has near P5 upper body strength and plays with a very quick first step to slide past blockers. As a junior, he played both ways as a DT and RT. He even had some snaps where he was an OLB off the edge.
A player with a ton of personality and very good dance moves for a very big guy. Also, a great sense of humor. Sanders has the chance to become a fan favorite if he performs on the field. If he makes an individual sack perhaps he could unleash one of his best dance moves.
The downside of doing what I suggest above is that Sanders could really piss off the offensive lineman he beat, making it more difficult for him to achieve the same result against the same O-lineman again.
Welcome to Berkeley! Recruiting in our own backyard is always good. Glad he didn’t go out of state to Wisco!