WR waiting on more offers
Sanders is one of the foremost wide receivers in the South,
but the Mississippi native is just scratching the surface in terms of offers.
What schools does Sanders have in mind? Find out that, and more, inside.
Sanders did a lot for his Noxubee County High School, helping lead
them to a perfect record, alongside teammate and 2009 Ole Miss
commitment Patrick Patterson.
“We went 14-0 and won the 4A state championship.” Sanders said. “We should still
be pretty good in the future. I play safety, wide receiver, and quarterback.”
As for himself, Sanders compares himself to one of the best wide receivers in
the NFL—Terrell Owens.
“I would compare myself to Terrell Owens because he’s a playmaker and really
physical and I like to think of myself as a physical receiver and a playmaker.”
“I’m really good at being able to run past defenders while the ball is in the
air and making the catch, but I need to improve on my route running.”
On the recruiting front, Sanders is a busy man who currently claims a total of
eight offers, but would like to see a few schools join his already impressive
“I don’t have any favorites but some of the schools that have offered are Ole
Miss, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Arkansas, and UAB.”
Sanders said. “I really like Oregon and USC, but they haven’t offered yet.”
Sanders has also been to several camps, one of which he particularly liked, and
plans on taking some unofficial visits before the summers end.
“I went to the USC camp, the Ole Miss 7 on 7 camp, and Alabama 7 on 7 camp.” He
said. “I really liked the USC camp. I liked the coaches, all the things that we
did at the camp. USC will probably offer if I have a good season”
USC will probably also be in luck with an official visit from Sanders, as well as
a few other schools.
“I’m planning on going to Texas Tech, I’m thinking about taking one to Miami,
and I’ll probably go to USC for my officials.” Sanders said.
Though Sanders loves the game of football, he knows that he won’t play it all
his life; so it’s no surprise academics will play a role in his final decision,
as will other factors.
“I’m just looking for somewhere I have an equal opportunity to play and I like
the coaches and somewhere, if I don’t make it to the NFL, I won’t have any
problem getting a job.” Sanders described.
“Distance won’t be a factor, wherever the best place for me is where I’m going
to go, whether it’s in state or out of state.”
When will that decision come? Sanders himself admits he doesn’t know, but one
thing is for certain: in a class in which wide receivers are thin, Sanders has
proven to be a diamond in the rough.
He ranks as the #133 player in the current TR Top 300 for the Class of 2010.