Texas Tech picked up a commitment from one of the top defensive backs in the Dallas area Thursday night. And one of the fastest.
Mansfield Timberview four-star safety Jordan Sanford announced his commitment to Tech on Twitter. He chose the Red Raiders over 18 other offers, a list that included Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU and Washington.
Sanford (5-11, 185) ran a personal-best time of 10.55 seconds in the 100 meters this past season and finished seventh in the event at the Class 5A state meet with a wind-aided time of 10.57. He also ran on Timberview’s 4×100 relay team that placed sixth at state in 41.11, and his season-best time of 21.74 in the 200 was a PR.
Sanford is rated the 23rd-best safety in the nation in the Class of 2023 in the 247Sports composite rankings. He is the No. 7 safety and the no. 27 overall recruit in the Dallas area.
Texas Tech’s recruiting class is ranked No. 17 in the nation after Sanford’s commitment. He is the third-ranked player in Tech’s 24-player class, behind post defensive lineman Isaiah Crawford and Mansfield High safety Brenden Jordan. The class includes four defensive backs.
Timberview enters the season ranked No. 9 in the state in 5A Division I by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Sanford had 34 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions last season as Timberview finished 8-5 and reached the third round of the 5A Division II playoffs.
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