Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meet the Future Frogs: Laderice Sanders

Coach Patterson must like the way they teach kids to play linebacker in Arlington. Because three weeks after Martin's Deryck Gildon pledged to TCU, Patterson went right back to the AISD to get Arlington High's Laderice Sanders to be the 5th member of the Frogs' recruiting class of 2011.

Sanders, a three-star recruit according to Rivals, is also listed as the #34 inside linebacker in the country and the #98 overall player in the state of Texas. At 6'1" 220lbs coming out of high school, he's plenty big to play LB right now but you could also easily see him moving to the D-Line if he keeps growing.

He was recruited hard by Minnesota, but it's a good thing he chose to stay close to home because his ability to get to the ball makes him perfect for GP's defense. He racked up 150 tackles as a senior this fall, when he led the Colts to a 7-3 regular season and nearly an upset of defending state champ Abilene in the playoffs. If you have a rivals account and have seen his video (sorry, no youtube available to post here), the first thing you probably noticed is that the kid just flat out hits like a ton of bricks. Look out, ball carriers of the Big East!

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