Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Adonicas Sanders put together a quality season in 2019.
Georgia Tech wide receiver Adonicas Sanders is a wide receiver that Tech fans have kept an eye on quite a bit over his time on The Flats. The South Carolina native impressed the former Georgia Tech staff as soon as he stepped on campus but an injury caused him to miss his entire freshman season. As a redshirt sophomore, Sanders was limited in his usage appearing in just two games.
However, with a new coaching staff, the usage of Sanders was expected to rise. While Sanders wasn’t a mainstay on the field for Georgia Tech in 2019, he was used quite a bit by the coaching staff.
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In 2019, the redshirt sophomore appeared in 10 games for the Yellow Jackets, and recording stats in eight games. The redshirt sophomore played in the Jackets first 10 games of the season before missing games against North Carolina State and Georgia.
In his time on the field, Sanders put together a quality season in terms of production. Sanders totaled 19 receptions over the course of the season for 249-yards, an average of 13.1 yards per reception. In the eight games that Sanders recorded stats in, he managed to have multiple receptions in six and recorded 20 or more yards in five.
The South Carolina native had strong back-to-back performances against North Carolina an Duke. In those two games, Sanders brought in a total of six receptions for 136-yards, accounting for over half of his season production. Over the course of the remainder of his season, Sanders totaled 10 receptions for 88-yards.
Unfortunately for Sanders, the emergence of Ahmarean Brown probably took away some of his opportunities. That being said, in 2020, Sanders role should be more expansive and the rising redshirt junior should have a bigger role in the Jackets offense. Sanders like Brown has elite speed and can be a dangerous weapon in a slot role or along the outside. It will be interesting to see if the Jackets look to get both Brown and Sanders on the field at the same time more in 2020.