Nation’s top running back Trey Sanders plans out visit to Florida State

The No. 1 running back in the 2019 class, Trey Sanders, is planning a visit to Florida State, marking his first return to Tallahassee since Willie Taggart took over the program.

While speaking with  Andrew Ivins of 247sports, the Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) product acknowledged Taggart has called Florida State his “dream school,” while admitting he’ll probably take the short drive over to visit the program during spring break.

“I want to see their spring practice, see what the staff is all about and what they got planned for the future,” said Sanders, per the report.

After committing to Alabama in April 2016, Sanders backed off his pledge back in January 2018. The 5-star prospect admitted at the time Alabama was still a top school for him.

Florida State is predicted by 247sports’ staff to be the landing spot for Sanders, taking 56 percent of the Crystal Ball votes. Miami comes in second at 33 percent, with Alabama in the back at 11 percent.

The 5-foot-11.5, 216-pound running back is the No. 1 player at his position, No. 2 player in the state of Florida and No. 6 player in the entire 2019 class.  He runs a 4.42-second shuttle and has a 32-inch vertical according to his Hudl profile.

Texas, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU and Nebraska all have extended offers to Sanders in addition to the Seminoles, Hurricanes and Crimson Tide.

Florida State offered Sanders back in February 2016, when he took an unofficial visit to Jimbo Fisher’s program.

Sanders doesn’t have great breakaway speed, but he’s big, strong and can turn it on at the second level to pull away from defenders. He can also catch passes out of the backfield and showed and ability to break tackles in open-field situations.

Check out his junior year highlights below:

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