Trey Sanders’ recruitment came with a ton of hype and the nation’s No. 1 running back prospect in the 2019 recruiting cycle has done nothing to slow down the level of anticipation surrounding his college career thanks to a bold claim he made after announcing his decision to play at Alabama.
If you missed it, Sanders made a bold prediction during his televised commitment on ESPN.
“As a freshman at Alabama I do plan on winning the Heisman,” Sanders said during the early signing period.
Well, Sanders isn’t backing off that prophecy as he looks ahead to his college career. During a recent interview from the Polynesian Bowl with Myckena Guerrero of MaxPreps, Sanders was asked about his excitement regarding his future in Tuscaloosa. That’s when he let the world know he’s sticking to his bold prediction.
“This is my Heisman shot, I ain’t going to lie to you. This is my Heisman chapter,” Sanders replied. “As soon as I leave this, man, I’m probably going to cut off social media and I’m probably going to just focus on getting this Heisman.”
Here is the interview if you want to check it out. Sanders discusses the Heisman Trophy at the end of the video.
2019 Alabama signee @6sixGod_ talked with @Myckena_G about his future, experience at Hawaii so far, and his past during his time at IMG Academy at the @polynesiabowl practice. 🤙🌴 pic.twitter.com/eN1sLHac9M
— Zack Poff (@Zack_Poff_MP) January 17, 2019
With the likes of Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, Najee Harris and a host of other All-American caliber teammates in Tuscaloosa, it’s hard to imagine Sanders would walk into the program in Year 1 and outshine all those familiar faces but he certainly appears to have the confidence to do just that.
Take a look at Sanders’ senior season highlight reel at IMG Academy and judge for yourself if he has what it takes to win a Heisman Trophy.