Defensive end/outside linebacker Myjai Sanders (William M. Raines/Jacksonville, Fla.) had multiple sacks and tackles in his school’s recent spring game, which multiple college coaches looking on. The performance was enough for the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder to land his first power-five offer and other major programs to begin contacting the Jacksonville native.
Maryland’s staff chose to ante up for Sanders, offering him at their hybrid BUCK position, while Georgia and Georgia Tech are now in touch. Sanders said USF, meanwhile, should be offering “any day now.”
“The Maryland offer was a good one to get,” said Sanders, who has looks from UCF, Colorado State, FAU, FIU and Troy. “That’s one of my top schools right now. I’m going to be getting up there for a visit.”
Sanders heard from UMD-area recruiter Anthony Tucker and later defensive coordinator Andy Buh. He said both were down to see him in action.
“I’ve known Coach Tucker since like the beginning of the spring. He’s been taliing to me for awhile now,” Sanders said. “Then after he came to see me, he told Coach Buh about me, and [Buh] came down too and offered me. They said I have a good get-off, a lot of potential and I haven’t reached my full potential yet.”
Sanders doesn’t know a ton about the Terps yet, but Buh and Tucker did let him know he’d be an ideal fit for their defensive scheme.
“Maryland runs the same defensive we do, the 3-3-5,” Sanders said. “I play both outside linebacker and defensive end for my team, and that’s the role they want me for [at UMD]. It would be an easy transition for me and a good fit.
“But besides that I don’t really know much else.”
Sanders said he’d like to in College Park, Md., sometime this June, perhaps participating in a camp. He isn’t sure where else he’ll be visiting, though.
Sanders had previously been to USF, Georgia and Va Tech.
“Hopefully I get the Georgia offer. That would be a real good one,” Sanders said. “They’ve been talking to me; there’s a lot of schools talking to me now.”
The William Raines prospect said he’d actually like to commit by late spring/early summer. He said since he’s an early enrollee he wants to have his college selected and his recruitment settled in short order.
“I’m going to be making like a top seven in a week or so and then go from there,” said Sanders, who acknowledged he could still look around at other schools even after committing. “I want a place with a good scheme, great campus life and great interaction with the players and coaches. But location doesn’t matter much to me. I could play close to home or out of state; I’m good wherever I go.”