WATCH: Deion Sanders explains why South Carolina was the best option for his son Shilo
It didn’t take Deion Sanders long to know South Carolina under the leadership of Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson was the best place to send his son, Shilo.
Sanders, arguably the best defensive back in the history of football, was recently on the Columbia campus as Shilo moved to his new home after signing with the Gamecocks out of Cedar Hill, Texas. During his time at South Carolina, Sanders offered up his thoughts on why South Carolina was the perfect spot for Shilo, who signed with the Gamecocks over scholarship offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Florida State (Deion’s alma mater) and Oregon, among others.
The official South Carolina Twitter account shared the video featuring Sanders making the case for South Carolina:
These comments come after Muschamp offered up his praise of Deion not long after Shilo signed with the Gamecocks.
“Obviously Deion brings a lot of credibility. He was wonderful in the recruiting in the recruiting process as a father, as far as telling me basically, ‘You need to recruit my son, not me.’ I appreciate that. He was great throughout the entire recruiting process,” Muschamp said. “How much he’ll be around will be up to him.
“I know he’s got a busy schedule. He’s still coaching high school football in Dallas. He coaches on Friday nights, and he works with NFL Network on Sundays and Saturday night. He’s busy with some things on the West Coast, we do know that. To have a guy that’s probably the best ever at the position to lace up the cleats at the corner position to entrust his son with us says an awful lot about the confidence he has in this coaching staff, I can tell you that.”