Gio Vonne Sanders, former Jeannette standout, announces move to Lackawanna
Gio Vonne Sanders, the former Jeannette standout football player and wrestler, is switching schools — and sports — again.
Sanders has taken quite a meandering path to the college level. He first considered Palmetto Prep in Georgia for football, then decided to wrestle at Pitt.
Now, he said he will transfer to Lackawanna, a junior college in Scranton, to rekindle his football career.
Sanders was a standout quarterback and defensive back at Jeannette.
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— Gio Vonne Sanders® (@GioVonne_1) July 6, 2018
Sanders said he missed football and feels he still has something to prove.
“This past year, while at Pitt, wrestling made me realize how much I love football and that I’m coming for what I deserve,” he said. “To show people that I can play at a high level and that I wasn’t just good in single-A football.
“I feel single-A does not get the respect as everybody else.”
Sanders will join another former Jayhawks star: Robert Kennedy, who will be a freshman at Lackawanna in the fall.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review local sports editor. You can contact Bill at 724-224-2696, email@example.com or via Twitter .