It’s been a big week for Shelby (N.C.) Crest safety Lannden Zanders.
The talented 2019 prospect has picked up three more scholarship offers since Monday, including ACC offers from Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Clemson offered Zanders on Wednesday, and TCI caught up with him about the major college opportunity.
“It’s a big offer,” Zanders said. “I’m super happy.”
Zanders got the good news of the offer from Clemson safeties coach Mickey Conn.
“Coach Conn called me,” Zanders said. “(He told me) I could come in and make an impact my freshman year.”
Along with Clemson and Georgia Tech, Zanders holds offers from Vanderbilt, App State, East Carolina, Georgia Southern and UNC Charlotte.
Zanders has visited Clemson a few times in the past to compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp. He is now slated to return to Clemson for its junior day on March 3.
“(I’m looking for) just a great and fun visit all around,” he said.
Zanders is planning visits to Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and perhaps Penn State as well.
Besides the schools that have offered, Zanders said he is getting interest from Oklahoma, Penn State, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Wake Forest.
“I really don’t have a favorite,” Zanders said. “Just enjoying the process.”
What is Zanders looking for in a school?
“A school that I can get a great education and a chance to play pro ball,” he said.
Expect Zanders’ recruitment to continue heating up in the coming months following Clemson’s offer.
As a junior in 2017, Zanders logged 47 tackles including six for loss, and four interceptions. Offensively, he rushed 10 times for 95 yards and caught 16 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns.
Zanders hails from the same school as Clemson defensive end Justin Foster.