"I was kind of raw when I got here, but I've become a much more complete tight end," Sandland said.
"I'm a much better blocker, runner and receiver, and I understand the game better. The time here has definitely helped in a lot of ways."
It's not only Sandland's football skills that have improved.
"I've really worked on my body," Sandland said. "I've gotten much stronger and I have room to put on a lot more muscle. I just have to continue to work hard. I definitely feel I can contribute immediately to whatever school I go to.
"It will help because I plan on graduating in December, so I will be able to transfer to whatever school I choose a semester early and will also have a redshirt year."
Sandland's combination of skills and upside has recruiters taking note.
"My recruitment has picked up," Sandland said. "I have offers from Utah, Ole Miss and Arizona and I'm getting interest from other schools. I'm not sure how it will all work out, but I will go to the place where I feel most comfortable.
"I'd like to go to a school that has a good passing game and solid quarterback play. Obviously, going to a program that will be successful is also very important."
While his offer list figures to grow, Sandland finds Arizona appealing.
"I like Arizona," Sandland said. "Coach Gibson offered me. It's in the Pac-12 and would allow me to stay out west. Coach Rodriguez is a good coach and the program has a solid reputation. The school has also put a lot of players in the NFL, which is very important.
"Rob Gronkowski is amazing and he played at Arizona. If one of the best in the NFL went to Arizona, that's good enough for me."