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Mona Shores cornerback Ke’Sean Sandifer is motivated, and colleges are paying attention

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Mona Shores cornerback Ke’Sean Sandifer is motivated, and colleges are paying attention

Ke’Sean Sandifer is a dedicated man of routine.

He wakes up every day at the same time, does the same amount of push-ups, 100. Then, goes on to to work hard in the classroom during weekdays. In the last hour of school, he’ll lift weights in the gym, and following school, rain or shine, he’ll work on his footwork. Before bed, he’ll do the same amount of push-ups, 100.

You might not find a harder working prospect in the state of Michigan, and that’s why colleges are taking notice of motivated cornerback from Muskegon, Michigan.

Those schools, two of which are in his home state, include Michigan State, Western Michigan, and Indiana State.

Sandifer has unofficially visited Michigan State twice, and is in regular contact with their program.

Ke’Sean Sandifer on an unofficial visit to Michigan State for their October 15, 2016 loss to Northwestern

He told me that he has also recently been in touch with Indiana State defensive coordinator and secondary coach Brad Wilson.

If there’s one thing that those schools see, it’s Sandifer’s work ethic. In fact, it was the most frequently mentioned attribute in which the people who spoke with this reporter mentioned, and it’s even something Sandifer noted himself.

“The kid is an animal,” said Mona Shores senior offensive lineman Chuckie Anthony of Sandifer. “On the field, the kid is fast, shifty, and he runs hard, and I think that’s what’s he is best at.”

Standing at 5-foot-6 and 141 pounds, Sandifer isn’t the biggest player on the field, but what he lacks in size, he makes up for in many ways.

It might just be generic, as Sandifer’s mom isn’t very tall, and his dad is 5’11, but he doesn’t perceive his height as a disadvantage. It’s just another perception Sandifer works hard to over overcome.

In his sophomore season, Sandifer excelled both on offense and defense, scoring six receiving touchdowns and three rushing trips to the end zone. On the other side of the ball, Sandifer played lockdown man and zone coverage, and intercepted four balls doing so.

In his highlight tape, there is an abundance of clips showing his raw speed and athleticism, but he possesses more than just on-field talent.

According to Anthony, “Off the field, he is just overall a good individual he does what he needs to do,” he continued. “I have never seen him in-trouble and he is always smiling.”

There is still a few months until Sandifer’s junior season will commence, but he’ll stay busy by attending various camps and religiously working out.

If there’s one thing to know for sure, it’s that Ke’Sean Sandifer is a man of routine, and he undoubtably already has one especially tailored for the offseason.

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