JEREMY SANDERS: BAYLOR BOUND

Standing 6'3" 215, Baylor Bears' fans should be familiar with the name Jeremy Sanders. The onetime Baylor commitment hit the JUCO ranks at Navarro Junior College. He's back, and he has made it clear that he is ready to play football for the green and gold.

It seems like a long road. Just ask Jeremy Sanders, the 6'3" dual-threat quarterback who played for Navarro Junior College last season. Reporting a 4.38 forty time, 36 inch vertical, and 350 pound bench press, Sanders' time was sure to come. After battling injuries this past season, he is ready to make an impact on the D-I level.

"At the beginning of the season, we started off a little slow. Guys, were trying to get on the same page. Our next game, we played Kilgore. On the third play, I broke one for 60 yards and we scored. We played really well, but then I got a high ankle sprain."

Sanders recounts what he had to go through to get back on the football field.

"I went to treatment everyday. After a week or two of icing it and doing strength excercises, I started walking and putting pressure on it. The swelling was still there, and they had to go in there and push all the liquid out. But after that, I came back and was able to play again."

And that is exactly what the highly touted signal-caller did. He stormed back onto the field showing his big-play capability time after time, opening the eyes of some bigtime programs.

"I have offers from Missouri, Baylor, Utah State, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, and Arkansas came last week and offered me."

When asked if he had made his commitment, Sanders acknowledged that he had.

"I still am committed to Baylor. I like the spread, and it's open field. I like the sprint-out, the play action, and the zone-read. They are going to play the best players, so I want to come out with the starting job. They are giving me the opportunity to do that at Baylor. I just want to go someplace to make something big happen."

Sanders just got back from a visit to Baylor, and talks a little bit about Baylor's new coach Art Briles.

"I was the University of Houston's number one recruit out of high school when Coach Briles was there. I know him, and he has a lot of good players coming in. I see a lot of speed already."

With offers from so many schools, Sanders talked about what set Baylor apart from the rest.

"I looked at academics, and I looked at the team. I have the opportunity to do some things at Baylor."

Sanders mentions that he knows several of the players on Baylor's roster, including Ray Sims, who also played at Navarro Junior College.

Sanders is a big addition to Art Briles' first recruiting class at Baylor, a class that continues to get stronger with every commitment.

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