Nebraska’s latest cornerback offer has beats available for download on iTunes. Shilo Sanders started learning the piano at age 5, and his most recent musical offering, Came to Flex, dropped in late December, complete with a promotional video and Rolls Royce:
— Shilo Sanders (@ShiloSanders) December 23, 2017
“I just developed my own style through years of playing,” Sanders, the Class of 2019 standout out of Sachse (Texas) High School and son of Pro Football Hall of Fame member Deion Sanders, told Land of 10.
“I started making [tracks] when I was 8. I just started doing it seriously when I was 12.”
So long, Keyshawn.
Hello, Prime Time.
I’m thankful and blessed to receive an offer from Nebraska 🏈⚾️ Thank you to all the huskers coaching staff ! pic.twitter.com/n5SUR4b24Q
— Shilo Sanders (@ShiloSanders) January 13, 2018
“Nebraska’s a good program,” said Sanders, a 3-star prospect who received an offer from Cornhuskers defensive coordinator Eric Chinander. “I definitely appreciate an offer from them.”
Any defensive back can rock Hudl; over the past two years, the eight tracks on Sanders’ SoundCloud page have piled up more than 300,000 plays. The kid waxes about money, girls and even Kobe Bryant.
“Not only am I an all-star athlete,” Sanders said. “I’m an all-star music producer.”
He’s a warrior and a poet, a teenage prodigy who can play anything. Piano. Drums. Turntables. Football. Baseball. Hoops.
— Greg Powers 🏟 (@GPowers247) April 23, 2017
— Shilo Sanders (@ShiloSanders) October 24, 2016
“He’s got a lot of room to grow, and I think he’s very eager to learn,” Sachse wide receivers Melvin Robinson said of Sanders, who also has offers on the table from Oregon, Oregon State, SMU, Syracuse and Texas A&M. “He wants to be the best. That’s something from his genes, I guess, from his dad.”
And that’s not the only gift. As a junior at Sachse, Shilo played cornerback and wide receiver, often turning punt and kick returns into a one-man party:
— Shilo Sanders (@ShiloSanders) October 15, 2017
— Coach O Recruiting (@simplyCoachO) April 24, 2017
Remind you of anyone from back in the day?
A look back at happier times for our punt receiving team.
— Nole Chick (@nolechick94) November 4, 2017
“He’s got a good head on his shoulders,” Robinson said. “A lot of potential. Lot of potential.”
Sachse coach Red Behrens said the younger Sanders has the goods to be a “good man-to-man corner” at a Power 5 program, but that only scratches the surface. A center fielder and pitcher, the Nebraska target was an all-district selection on the diamond this past spring with Trinity Christian High School out of Cedar Hill, Texas; he’s looking, like his father, to play football and baseball at the next level.
“That’s mandatory,” Sanders said.
“All I can do is just play and play my game and colleges will notice me. After they notice me and give me an opportunity, I’ll make some decisions.”
The new Huskers staff was on the Sanders train early, having presented the multi-sport standout with a football/baseball offer to Central Florida in April 2017.
Before taking a call from Chinander on Friday, Sanders said, he last saw the current Nebraska staff in person when UCF visited SMU on Nov. 4 in Dallas. One of his good friends, Maurice Washington, a 3-star tailback out of Trinity Christian, is a 2018 Huskers target.
“There’s no preference right now,” Sanders said. “Right now, I’m just focused on playing at my school and doing good in school.
“When the time comes, I’ll make the best choice.”
Shilo – Feeling You (Prod. By Shilo) Audio https://t.co/XFlGLJozia
— Shilo Sanders (@ShiloSanders) October 11, 2017
— Demetric D. Warren (@DemetricDWarren) April 26, 2017
“He’s got a little swag to him,” Robinson chuckled. “A little bit.”