Ball State first to offer tall, athletic Indianapolis area WR

One of the top WRs in Indiana picked up his first offer from Ball State

It certainly was an awesome Junior Day at Ball State for Indianpolis Cathdral standout WR Luke Sanders.

The athletic and rangy 6-4 195 WR not only had a great experience at Ball State, but also landed his first offer a day later.

"It's unreal. Something I've always dreamed of," Sanders said. "Ball State's Junior Day was very enjoyable. The coaching staff was genuine and I was impressed with their facilities. Coach (Mike) Neu has Ball State headed in a great direction. I got a chance to watch some film of their receivers and it appears that they have developed some great ones."

Sanders had a feeling that the offer might be coming after meeting with Neu and his recruiting coach, Ball State Offensive Coordinator Joey Lynch, following the Junior Day Event.

"I had a nice talk with Coach Lynch and Coach Neu in his office following Junior Day," Sanders said. "Coach Lynch told me to call him today while I was at school and they delivered the news right before my last class."

For Sanders, not only is it a special occasion to recieve his first scholarship offer, but it is made even more special by the fact that Ball State lays so close to his home in Indianapolis.

"I was always surrounded by Indiana college football teams growing up," Sanders said. "I used to watch all of their (Ball State) games and visualized myself being out there on the field one day. It's really a dream come true, and it's great to know that Muncie is no longer than an hour's drive away from home."

With one offer in hand, Sanders is in no way done with recruiting. In fact, things might just now be heating up.

"Indiana and Western Michigan have showed a lot of interest recently," Sanders said. "I visited Indiana, Purdue and Toledo during the season. I have also visited NorthwesternMiami (Oh) and Western Michigan. I am visiting Indiana again this Sunday, and plan to visit Northern Illinois soon."

At 6-4, Sanders jumps at you on film with his ability to stretch the field and make plays with his length and ball skills, but that is not all there is to the playmaker's game.

"First of all, I think I'm a great teammate," Sanders said. "I love being part of something that's bigger than myself. I'm a hard worker and am always determined to make myself a better player. Physically, I have great size. I am a big target and use my height to my advantage. I have a great size:speed ratio. I think my speed is deceptive because of my long legs, and DB's don't realize how fast I really am."


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