#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks make the top five with Sanders

Raheim Sanders

Multi-position ATH Raheim “Rocket” Sanders (6-2 210) of Rockledge, FL named USC among his top five Tuesday night. The Gamecocks are joined Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Florida State on the short list. Sanders can play receiver, running back, linebacker and defensive back. He’s been talking with a variety of Gamecock coaches including head coach Will Muschamp.

“We’ve actually been talking a lot, it’s pretty good,” Sanders said.  “They want me to come there and play right away on the offensive side of the ball.  They want me to come over there and take over on the offensive side of the ball.  Wide receiver and running back. They said they just want the ball in my hand.  Coach Kyle (Krantz) actually wants me at linebacker, but the head coach is like, it don’t matter.  He can use me in many ways, but Coach Kyle says he likes me at linebacker.”

Three of Sanders’ top five live in the SEC. That’s a league he believes he’s built for.

“They let me know that I could play in the SEC, and my height and my weight are SEC size,” Sanders said.  “I belong in the SEC, they let me know that.  That’s what a lot of coaches from the SEC that’s seen me are saying.”

Some of Sanders’ other offers are Indiana, UCF, Kansas, Virginia, Miami, Louisville, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pitt, West Virginia, Auburn, Duke and Maryland. He does not plan to commit early but he will graduate early.

Sanders is rated as a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He’s ranked 43rd nationally among athletes and the 78th best prospect in Florida. According to MaxPreps stats, last season Sanders had 15 catches for 368 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 17 tackles with 6 sacks. He’s also a sprinter and clocked an 11.31 100 meters earlier this spring.

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