Sanders is Familiar Name at Stadium
Deion Sanders Jr.
Deion Sanders Jr.
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 17, 2011


Deion Sanders made a lot of big plays for the Dallas Cowboys on the field in Irving, Texas, but it was not "Neon Deion" wowing fans this past Saturday at Cowboys Stadium. It was his son, Flower Mound Marcus High School star Deion Sanders Jr.

It just seemed right to gaze out on to the field at Cowboys Stadium and see a jersey with the name "Sanders" on the back.

The jersey's color was wrong, but everything else looked right.

Flower Mound Marcus High School star Deion Sanders Jr., a 5-foot-8, 175-pound athlete, made plays all over the field just like his old man used to.

Marcus decimated Keller Fossil Ridge High School 34-0 to win the UIL Bi-District Title. Sanders Jr. locked down his side of the field all day at corner as well as scoring an offensive nine-yard touchdown.

“Just being here is motivating,” Sanders Jr. said about playing at the stadium. “I never really came here before, so it is just motivating to be here. I am just trying to be here for real -- longer than high school.”

This season, the Scout.com two-star prospect is playing the corner position for the first time. Last year, he played quarterback.

“I really wasn't a quarterback, I was just an athlete,” Sanders Jr. explained. “The team needed one (a quarterback), so I am going to play whatever the team needs.

"This is actually my first year playing corner. I am learning on the move."

Sanders Jr. is fortunate enough to be able to get some tips from his dad, one of the most prolific corners to ever step on the field.

“Actually, I watch film with him every week on the other team,” Sanders Jr. said. “He knows the little things and if you do the little things, then you will be great.”

Sanders Jr. reports that he has some college offers but is not getting too caught up with the whole recruiting process. For now, he is just taking it one game at a time.

“I am really not even worried about college right now,” Sanders Jr. replied when asked which Division I schools were coming after him.

“Something is going to happen," he said. "U-of-H (Houston) and North Texas have offered and of course I was happy, but I know I am going to play football, so at this point I am just putting my faith in God and letting him work something out.”

Saturday, Sanders Jr. and his Marauder teammates will be back at Cowboys Stadium for a second time as Marcus (10-1) is set to square off against Mansfield Timberview High School(9-2) for the Area Championship.

One of Scout.com's six National Recruiting Analysts and is responsible for the Midlands region. He has covered the National Championship, Big 12 Championship, U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the Team USA vs. The World games. He has appeared on FOX College Sports, FOX Sports Southwest and the NFL Network.
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