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FB Forecast: OG Jake Sanders

Continuing the player by player preview of the 2015 Duke Blue Devils with a look at this second year offensive lineman.

Jake Sanders

Position:

OG

Height/Weight:

6-foot-5 / 305 pounds

High School:

Carrollton (GA) / Carrollton

Year:

Redshirt Freshman

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2014 Review

Sanders enrolled during the summer of 2014 and redshirting while being slotted into the depth chart as a guard on the left side of the line.

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2015 Preview

Sanders begins the preseason as the second team’s left guard, but depending on the competition at other positions including center, he could eventually be pushed back.  

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TDD Projection

Right now he’s likely to battle either Austin Davis or Zach Harmon for that second string guard with that trio of linemen competing for the center and left guard spot.   With so much experience on the first team of the line, it’s probably another year before Sanders really factors into the rotation and starting lineup conversation.   This year we’d project somewhere around 200 snaps as a ceiling for him.

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How he ended up in Durham

Sanders chose Duke over offers from California, Kansas State, Mississippi State, and Central Florida.

"I was offered on my visit in April and the next day I made the choice to go ahead and commit to Coach Cutcliffe. When I told him, he was very excited. My decision to choose Duke was based on the idea that the program is on the rise and heading in the right direction." 

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High School Highlights

Three-year letterman at Carrollton under Rayvan Teague ...listed as the No. 53 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... helped team to three-year record of 32-8 with three state playoff berths including two appearances in the 2013 state championship game ... two-time first team 4A all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in both 2012 and 2013 ... also earned all-state honors following senior season from the Associated Press, Athlon Sports and Georgia Sportswriters Association ... [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]


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