ATH Raheim “Rocket” Sanders (6-2 210) of Rockledge, FL could end up playing any number of positions in college. Sanders was primarily a wide receiver before moving over to defense the last half of last season and averaged 18 tackles per game. So, defensive coaches see him as an end or an outside linebacker prospect. And offensive coaches like him as a receiver and a running back.
USC offered Sanders earlier this month, and his conversations have been with receivers coach Bryan McClendon and defensive assistant Kyle Krantz. The Gamecocks are letting him know the door is open both ways should he decide to join them.
“They like my talent on both sides and they were saying I can go there as an athlete and play on either side, offense or defense,” Sanders said. “It was definitely a blessing getting (the offer). That was one of the teams at the top of my list. I’m definitely going to come out there (for a visit).”
Sanders said he and the Gamecocks are just now starting to build their relationship, but he does have a connection to the USC program.
“There’s really not too much history, but I have a friend that’s there as a freshman (Dominick Hill),” Sanders said. “We went to the same middle school.”
Sanders also has offers from Florida State, Indiana, Arkansas, UCF, Kansas, Virginia, Miami, Louisville, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pitt, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas and UCF. He plans to visit Florida State for a junior day March 7th.
He said he does not have a favorite but added that Virginia was on him very hard at this point. Sanders said he won’t make a decision until after his season.