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Shedeur Sanders, son of North Fort Myers and NFL great Deion, commits to Florida Atlantic

Ed Reed
Fort Myers News-Press

Shedeur Sanders, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and North Fort Myers High graduate Deion Sanders, announced Monday via his social media accounts that he was committing to play at Florida Atlantic.

The four-star quarterback had more than 25 offers, including from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon and his father’s alma mater, Florida State, but chose former FSU coach Willie Taggart’s Owls. Taggart is entering his first season leading to Owls after being fired by Florida State in November 2019.

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The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Shedeur has been to Fort Myers several times over the past year with his father for various football camps and 7-on-7 tournaments and playing at times for the Prime 239 team his father created for Southwest Florida football players to compete in 7-on-7 events.

"I'm the type of guy I'm not going to a school based off its name," Shedeur Sanders said in February after the Prime 239 Elite 7v7 Tournament at Dunbar High School. "I'm going there to change something. I'm trying to go and be that piece of the puzzle."

Shedeur has led Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas to state titles in each of the last three seasons and has thrown for 8,796 yards, 123 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions. As a junior, he threw for 3,477 yards, 47 touchdowns and four interceptions.

ESPN has him ranked as the No. 8 pocket-passer QB and the No. 41-ranked prospect overall in his class while 247Sports has Shedeur ranked the nation’s No. 14 pro-style passer and No. 219 prospect overall.