Ja'Tavion Sanders

  • Pos TE
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 235

Prospect Info

  • High School Ryan
  • City Denton, TX
  • Exp 2021 - ...

Texas Longhorns

  • Jersey #3
  • Class SO
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9932
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 9/8/2019
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 01/15/2021

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst

Projection

First Round

Comparison

Jonnu Smith Tennessee Titans

Legitimate high-major recruit on both sides of the ball. Owns requisite size/frame of high-major edge defender or flex tight end. Ample snaps both ways and production to match. Impressive functional athleticism and play speed relative to size. Consistent hands catcher as an outside receiver who wins matchups against cornerbacks. Regularly shows enough speed to outrun high school DB's. Full-time offensive player who starts both ways, but often is used rotationally on defense. Plays DE with a hand on the ground and flashes consistently quick get-off. Bends the edge and runs the arc naturally. Closes fast and is dangerous in backside pursuit. Strong tackler who arrives with purpose. Elite ball skills that have manifested on defense vs. the screen game. Will need to work on point-of-attack strength and blocking ability if playing tight end. Expanding and improving pass-rush repertoire a key if playing defense in college. Fits multiple schemes on both sides of the ball. Initially viewed strictly as a defensive edge prospect in the long term, but offensive playmaking ability and potential are increasingly obvious as high school career has progressed. More engaged and more consistent in his impact on offense. Production both ways as a junior was great, but was clearly better on offense as a senior. One of the most unique prospects in the 2021 class. High-major impact player we expect to play tight end who possesses long-term early-round NFL Draft potential.

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Athletic Background

2020: Helped Denton Ryan to a 15-0 record and the Texas 5A D-I state championship as a senior; played full-time at WR and as a rotational DE.
2019: Helped Denton Ryan to a 15-1 record and Texas 5A D-I state runner-up finish as a junior; earned first-team all-District 4-5A D-I honors at DE.
2018: Named the District 4-5A D-I Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore.

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