De'Shon Sanders Can Play Safety or Corner

He didn't play a lot as a freshman for City College of San Francisco, but that doesn't mean his teammates don't see him as a leader. Versatile DB De'Shon Sanders (6-1, 200) is a playmaker who excels at the big-hit and he loves to play the game.

"I didn't play a lot last year because someone came in from Oklahoma and started ahead of me," Sanders told  "This year that isn't the case.  I'm set to start and I've already been named a captain for the squad so I have a lot of pressure on me to perform."

His performance at Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico spoke for itself.  He didn't have any pressure, but he put it on the opposing offenses.

"I had 130 tackles, five interceptions and four touchdowns on punt and kick returns," Sanders said.  "I played all over the place.  I played corner and safety."

He was so good that he earned scholarship offers from five schools his senior year, but he fell short on his ACT score.

"I had offers from North Texas, TCU, New Mexico, New Mexico State and Texas Tech, but my test score wasn't high enough and the Clearinghouse didn't approve me," Sanders lamented.  "New Mexico State still wanted me to go there and they liked what CCSF did in their program out here so they suggested I try it out here and that's how I ended up here in San Francisco."

Now Sanders and his 4.43 speed and 35-inch vertical have attracted some more suitors who would like to get his athleticism on the field in their secondary for the 2007 season.

"Texas Tech, New Mexico and New Mexico State have all offered me again and Oregon is talking to me almost every day," Sanders said.  "I get text messages from coach (Nick) Aliotti and he tells me he likes my speed and coverage ability and my size.

"I'm not going to commit anywhere until I get near my signing day on December 13th," Sanders said.  "I want to see who else and what else is out there and take my visits."

Other schools in the hunt for Sanders are Purdue, Minnesota and UNLV.

"I haven't officially set up any trips at this point, but I'm planning to go to Texas Tech on the third weekend of September (9/16) for an official visit to them," Sanders said.

When asked what type of a player he is, Sanders didn't hesitate to make it known the way he plays.

"I'd choose a big hit every time," Sanders said with a laugh.  "A pick is good too, but there's just something about a big hit that gets me up and going that I just can't match."

Sanders will have three to play two at the next level and he is undecided on a major.


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