Former Phillies minor leaguer Cord Sandberg now on LSU’s radar as a quarterback
Rumors are flying around that LSU may still add another quarterback through alternative means.
Cord Sandberg is a prospect who, unless you were a Mississippi State fan in 2013, chances are you don’t know much about him.
The 6-foot-3, 215 pounder was a 4 star recruit and the eighth rated dual threat signal caller in the ’13 class when he inked with Mississippi State under then-head coach Dan Mullen. Sandberg never made it to Starkville, opting instead to sign a $775,000 deal with the Philadelphia Phillies who drafted him 89th overall in the third round of the MLB draft.
Sandberg played in 496 minor league contests never advancing past Double A. He batted .243, with 29 homers and 173 RBI.
The 23-year old Manatee, Fla. native has decided to give up the baseball dream to pursue a college football career. Two schools at the top of his list are Florida and LSU.
— Cord Sandberg (@sandberg_cord) July 4, 2018
The Gators are considering quarterbacks Feleipe Franks, Kyle Trask and freshman Emory Jones among their current crop. Also, Mullen is now in charge at Florida.
LSU and UF have offered Sandberg as a preferred walk-on. Terms of his baseball contract guaranteed that the Phillies pay for his college education after his baseball career, so one of the schools among others showing interest will end up with a quarterback who does not count against their scholarship limit this fall. Auburn and Central Florida have offered Sandberg a scholarship spot.
Sandberg’s hopes are that he arrives at his next destination by August 20 and spends the ’18 campaign getting familiar with football once again. Stay tuned.
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…