Nole Legacy Shines at UF Camp

He is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the message boards at FightinGators.com. All Ace Sanders had to do was show up Florida's camp and do what he always does. A clip here and there of his highlights, and Sanders is suddenly a wanted man by Gator recruitniks. His talent didn't fall short on the UF staff either and now Sanders will be a hotly recruited receiver for this 2010 class.

Bradenton Manatee's Ace Sanders is the son of former FSU Seminole Tracy Sanders. The elder started along side Deion Sanders at cornerback in the late-80s. Going to a Nole games is actually the only way Ace has seen the Gators play a real game, and now he is waiting on a scholarship offer from the defending national champs. His play in camp last weekend certainly didn't hurt the chances of that happening.

"They told me I did exceptionally well," he said of Florida's staff. "I think I had a good day and they said they liked the way I ran my routes and they could use me as a return guy. I like returning kicks, that is a big part of my game. They said I was very elusive and exciting to watch. I talked to Coach Addazio, Coach Gonzales, and Coach Meyer. They told me they were going to start recruiting me very heavy and an offer could be on the way."

With the trip, the Gators, once considered the enemy moved up to the front of his wish list with a couple of other programs.

"My top three would be Florida, West Virginia, and Clemson," he said. "I have an offer from West Virginia, and Clemson wants me to come to camp first."

Sanders looks to have a very busy summer ahead.

"I am going to Clemson next if the money situation is alright," he said with respect to transportation to the Clemson camp. "I am going back to Florida for Friday Night Lights. I am going to Georgia with my quarterback and then to Tennessee also."

Making a difference and being in a place that feels like home are the two things Sanders wants the most in his college choice. That choice won't be coming any time too soon.

"I am not close to making a decision," he said. "I am still trying to weigh all my options out. I will be looking into the academics, somewhere that I can help the team, and then somewhere that I will feel comfortable for the next 4-5 years."

Ace Sanders is no stranger to those in the Tampa and Bradenton area. He may be the most feared skill position player in that area. Everywhere he goes, he draws praise, and it seems his stock as a recruit is about to soar.


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