Florida football offers big DJ Sanders, 4-star DL out of Texas

The Gators aren't done trying to establish themselves as a recruiting presence in the Lone Star State

Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier coaches from the sideline at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill
Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier coaches from the sideline at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill / Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun / USA TODAY
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Florida football is continuing to make the rounds in the class of 2025 and extend offers to every single recruit that they have an interest in going after in the cycle.

A few days ago, Napier and his staff went back out to Texas to offer DJ Sanders, a 4-star defensive lineman out of Bellville, Texas.

While the Gators have some work to do to catch up to the in-state schools who have a head start on Sanders, he's a disruptive guy who would be a valuable addition to Florida's DL room.

DJ has been producing at a high level all throughout his high school career and has sky-high potential at the college level.

Florida football: Domination off the edge

Sanders has been playing off the edge throughout his high school career, but it is expected that he will make the move to the interior of the defensive line when he gets to college.

In his junior season with Bellville, DJ totaled 115 tackles, 28 TFLs, 15 sacks, three forced fumbles and recoveries, a safety, and a pair of scoop and scores.

Over his three-year high school career he has 232 tackles, 53.5 TFLs, 29.5 sacks, an additional forced fumble, as well as a pass deflection.

On3's Industry Ranking has Sanders rated as the 121st-best player in the country, the 14th-best DL in the class, and the 22nd-best player coming out of Texas. He's rated as highly as 32nd overall and the No. 3 DL on Rivals.

Texas A&M and Texas are the two schools currently on top of Sanders' recruitment, and those are the only two schools that he has taken visits to.

The Gators are hoping that they can get him on campus soon and start to turn the tides in their favor as they try to secure DJ's signature.