Shedeur Sanders, son of Hall of Famer Deion Sanders , announced Monday he committed to Florida Atlantic. BOCA RATON, Fla. — The son of a former Florida State standout apparently won't be playing football for his father's school, though he will play for its ex-coach. All rights reserved. Shedeur Sanders will join Taggart's son, Willie Taggart Jr., and returning starter Chris Robison on the depth chart in 2021. Florida State fired Taggart in November. Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, is the No. July 14 (UPI) -- Shedeur Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, has committed to play football at Florida Atlantic University. The top-15 pro-style quarterback, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings, visited FSU for the team’s Saturday Night Live recruiting event in July 2019. reportedly being considered for the defensive coordinator job. University of Texas to rename football field for Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams, Patriot League cancels fall college sports, Manchester City wins appeal, free to play in 2020-21 Champions League. 8 pocket passer and 41st overall player in the class of 2021. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback from Texas is rated as the No. He takes over for Lane Kiffin, who left for Mississippi after guiding the Owls to two Conference USA championships in three seasons. "[Owls coach] Willie Taggart was the first coach to offer me a opportunity to play at the next level.". The 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback said he chose FAU because of the presence of coach Willie Taggart. 8 pocket-passer in ESPN's rankings. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback out of Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, is the first ESPN 300 recruit to choose FAU since ESPN started its rankings in 2009. He led Conference USA in completions, attempts, and passing yards. Shedeur -- a three-time state champion -- passed for 3,477 yards, 47 scores and four interceptions last season.

He is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.). Taggart enters his first season at FAU after he was fired just 21 games into his tenure in Tallahassee. After adding Sanders to the class, FAU has 18 total commitments, with Sanders as the only four-star. Four-star recruit Shedeur Sanders, son of former Seminoles star Deion Sanders, committed to Florida Atlantic on Monday, spurning offers … More:LSU commit, son of former JSU football player taking Jackson State offer 'very serious' More:Mississippi State CB opts out, transfers to Jackson State to play for Deion Sanders …

The Seminoles held on to win 13-7. FAU also landed three-star quarterback Cordel Littlejohn in 2018.

24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Sanders was a two-time All-America cornerback for the Seminoles in 1987 and 1988. Sanders, the son of Florida State and NFL legend Deion Sanders, verbally pledged to play at Florida Atlantic.He is a rising senior quarterback at Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, Texas. Florida Atlantic added a big name to its 2021 recruiting class on Monday when ESPN 300 quarterback Shedeur Sanders announced his commitment to the Owls. 8-ranked pocket-passer QB and the No. "One of those things is to play for a Black head coach, one that is real to me.". The coach is entering his first season in charge of Florida Atlantic after two losing seasons at Florida State. 30 quarterback in the class in 247 Sports' rankings. Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, is the No.

I trust the staff," Shedeur Sanders told ESPN's Gerry Hamilton in a text message. "I wanted to write my own legacy, FAU gave me a opportunity to do that! QB Shedeur Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, commits to Florida Atlantic, Senate approves Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to Supreme Court, WH to hold ceremony, Reporter's Notebook: Sen. Murkowski on the 'incontrovertible' facts of Barrett vote, FiveThirtyEight interviews voter Jon Anderson | FiveThirtyEight, FiveThirtyEight interviews voter Roberto Sanchez | FiveThirtyEight, TOM VANHAAREN via . Owls starter Chris Robinson could still be on the roster for two more seasons in Boca Raton, Fla. Robinson completed 61.8 percent of his throws for 3,701 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games last season. Copyright © 2020 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback spent 14 seasons with the Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, winning back-to-back Super Bowls with San Francisco and Dallas. Sanders, a 4-star recruit, is the No. As a junior last season, Sanders threw for 3,477 yards, 47 touchdowns and four interceptions. He is ESPN's No. "I want to write my own legacy," said Shedeur, who also considered Louisville and Alabama. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Taggart's rapport with Deion Sanders may have helped convince the younger Sanders to play for the Owls. Deion Sanders was reportedly being considered for the defensive coordinator job when Taggart took over for Jimbo Fisher at Florida State, although Taggart wound up hiring then-Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett. Go Owls! He had 3,088 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions his sophomore season and has had his father as his offensive coordinator. FAU hired the former Seminoles coach a month later.