Sanders is a dual-threat quarterback

One of the more athletically gifted quarterbacks in the JC ranks this year is Navarro QB Jeremy Sanders (6-3, 210) and after a solid freshman season, he's ready to break out with a big sophomore campaign. caught up with the elusive playmaker and he talked about recruiting, his journey to becoming a Matador and the work he and his teammates are putting in this summer to get better.

"Our team is really unified and we've been working hard this summer," Sanders said recently. "We lift at three and then run and then we go through our routes and working on our timing.

"That timing between the quarterback and receivers is so important because even if you have a great DB out there, if the timing is on, the route is basically unstoppable."

Sanders was pretty much unstoppable in high school where, as a senior at Marlin High School in Marlin, Texas, he passed for nearly 2,100 yards, 25 touchdowns and only one, yes one, interception while also running for 800 yards and 15 more scores.

He received offers from several schools including Houston, Texas A&M, Missouri, Texas A&M, SMU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Baylor among others and he signed with the Bears so he could stay closer to home. However, he ended up four points short on his ACT score so he headed to Navarro to play two years while he got his academics in order.

"The coaches here talked to me quite a bit and they were really good about recruiting me," Sanders said. "They have a good reputation for moving guys on and that's a big thing for me because I know I can play D-1."

Sanders possesses excellent athletic ability – boasting a 4.38 forty time, a 350 pound bench press and a 36-inch vertical to go along with a rocket arm.

"He's probably the best athlete in the conference and I don't even think it's even close," Navarro head coach Ray Woodard said early this summer. "He's a dual-threat guy with huge D-1 potential and he's a guy that if a school decides what type of a quarterback they want then those are the ones that are going to go after him because he's such an incredible athlete."

While he doesn't have any offers yet, Sanders said he's getting plenty of mail and recruiting attention from several programs across the country.

"Houston, Missouri, Texas Tech, LSU and Arkansas are the main ones recruiting me right now," Sanders said. "There are a lot more, but those are the ones recruiting me the hardest.

"I haven't really thought about what will help me make my final decision on where I end up going. Playing time will be a big thing and location would be nice too, but that won't play a huge part because I may have to move away to get a chance to play right away."

Sanders said he hopes to finish up his two-year degree in December, but right now he's on pace to graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from this talented signal-caller as the season gets underway.

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