|Offers:||Texas Tech, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Liberty, Louisville, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Rice, SMU, TCU, UTSA, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin|
|High School:||Timberview (Arlington, TX)|
|Commitment Date:||August 4, 2022|
|Rivals||5.8||| | ||
|24/7 Sports||90||| | ||
|On3||91||| | ||
|ESPN||80||| | ||
Arlington safety Jordan Sanford becomes the newest commitment for the Texas Tech 2023 class.
— Jordan Sanford🌵 (@jordanxsanford) August 5, 2022
Rivals’ Nick Harris talked to Sanford about his commitment:
“Everything I’ve heard about him has been good,” he said. “When he first came in, I was worried because it was a new coach that has never coached a college team as a head coach before. But just hearing all of the good things about him, I just think everything off the field will carry onto the field for him.”
On his official visit to Lubbock, Sanford noticed the drive of the team and was able to see the vision under the new regime.
“They’re really goal-oriented, they know what they want,” he said. “They wake up every day with a vision on how to get that and I think I fit right into that.”
Red Raider Sports’ Matt Clare also talked to one of Sanford’s high school coaches, Co-DC and safeties coach Robby Sevier about coaching Sanford:
We focus so much on football and ability on the recruiting beat, but what can you tell us about Jordan off the field?
Coach Sevier: “Jordan is a phenomenal kid and a great student. He has offers from schools like Northwestern and Vanderbilt, so grades are not an issue. For me, he just loves football and really wants to get better. Jordan is a kid our coaching staff can point to as an example of how to do things the right way. He is more of a leader by example, he is here every day putting in work and he will take a younger player aside to show them technique or how to do something the right way.”
Sanford is an incredibly high-end player, a consensus 4-star player who is one of the most sought out players in the state for sure. More than likely, Sanford’s commitment vaults Texas Tech’s 2023 class into the top 20 (just a guess, but I think it was close anyway, so Sanford would definitely bump that status). Just watching his video, he runs with every receiver and his timing as a safety is special. He’s a sure-tackler and closes really well. And in case you are curious, he’s run a 10.55 100m and 21.74 200m as a junior, which as we know is highly important aspect to the recruiting equation.