Florida surprises Trey Sanders
IMG Academy running back Noah Cain, a 5-star recruit, came to Florida last weekend for the purpose of checking out the Gators football program as a potential option.
Cain’s teammate, fellow 2019 RB Trey Sanders, did not have the same agenda. He is already committed to Alabama and seems happy with that decision.
“I was supposed to come up just to watch the game with my friends,” Sanders said when asked what brought him Florida. “It’s a big-time rivalry. It was a good time coming up just to watch it.
“But to see how the offense is now, it’s unbelievable. It changes a lot in my mind. … They lost by a PAT, but it was still a great defensive game in my opinion.”
The Tigers won 17-16, but Sanders still took away positives from Florida’s offensive performance — particularly the play of Malik Davis, who eclipsed 90 yards rushing for his fourth straight game.
“No. 20, I know he’s a freshman but he was really running the ball hard,” Sanders said. “That’s what I like about this team. They run the ball a lot, which I want to do in college.”
Sanders is ranked the nation’s No. 3 running back and No. 25 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite. The Alabama pledge said he communicates with Florida director of player personnel Drew Hughes and assistant director of recruiting Ryan Smith.
“They said they want me here bad. They want me here next year. It could happen, it could not,” Sanders said. “It’s still even with everybody. Everybody is still in my recruitment.
“My commitment is still strong to ‘Bama, but the Gators moved pretty high. After the way the running back performed and the way they ran the ball, I like them a lot.”
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