March 12, 2014

Sands Lands 11th Offer in WVU

Recently Miami (Fla.) Southwest Athlete Trevon Sands picked up his 11th offer when West Virginia running back coach JaJuan Seider contacted the Rivals three-star prospect on twitter.

"He (Seider) messaged me and told me he really loved my film and that I was going to have some good news to tell my coach soon," Sands said. "Next thing I know my coach is telling me that West Virginia had offered. That was big, West Virginia is the biggest offer I have."

WVU's offer cam as a surprise to Sands but not to his family, friends and coaches. They told the talented two way player to be patient and eventually the offers would start to come in, and they did.

Once his junior tape made its way around college coaches began calling.

"The process has been exciting," he said. "I was anxious about getting offers but everyone told me to just wait my time and the offers would come. They were right."

Along with West Virginia, Sands has offers from Akron, Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Kentucky, Marshall, Pittsburgh, USF and UAB.

He also starting to get attention from Lousiville, Duke, NC State, Syracuse and Missouri.

"I'm looking for a full scholarship from a school, just in case I get injured I'll be taken care of and be able to finish my education," said Sands. "I also want to be able and step in and play as a freshman. I don't expect to start but at least help on special teams."

To this point, outside of checking out a game at USF, Sands hasn't had an opportunity to check out any schools to that point. Something Sand's hopes to change soon. One of his top destinations will be a trip to Morgantown.

"I want to schedule a trip to WVU soon," he said. "That's my plan right now, I'm going to get some visits scheduled for this spring."

Most schools are recruiting Sands as an athlete who would mostly play on the defensive side but West Virginia is looking at Sands to play either running back or slot receiever. Sands says he's rather play corner but isn't going to turn down a scholarship over it.

"When I asked Coach Seider if I could play on defense he said it really doesn't matter because the secondary coaches had seen my film and loved it," he explained.

The Miami area standout doesn't know a lot about the Mountaineer football program but he is getting recruited by a fellow class of 2015 prospect.

"I know Jovon Durante who I play against during the 7-on-7 tournaments. His girlfriend goes to my school and when we talk he is always telling me about West Virginia and recruiting me there," Sands said.

Sands would like to hold off on making a college decision until after his senior season or wait until signing day.

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