Top 2009 WR Hearing from Tigers, Dawgs

The Clemson Tigers signed four prospects in 2007 from Byrnes in Duncan (S.C.) and could be on the verge of gaining a verbal commitment for another for the class of 2009. CUTigers.com has the latest on this top junior in this report.

WR Ricco Sanders Profile

5-11, 180 pound wide receiver prospect Ricco Sanders already has two impressive offers after a strong junior season for the state champion Byrnes Rebels.

"I have offers from Clemson and Georgia," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "Clemson offered me back on November 30. Georgia just offered last week."

When asked if he has an early leader, Sanders responded, "No, not really."

Former Byrnes teammates Willy Korn and Xavier Dye are working to get Ricco to Clemson. Are they going to be successful?

"It is looking like they are," replied Sanders. "I am not really sure on a commitment timeframe yet or anything though. It could be sometime during my senior year."

The Tigers and Dawgs should both get visits soon.

"I am going to junior days at Clemson and Georgia. Georgia is on February 15. I am not sure on the date for Clemson," said Sanders.

What type of receiver is the Byrnes standout?

"I am just an all-around receiver. I like to make plays," replied Sanders.

Byrnes once again won the state championship last year and Sanders expects them to have a good chance to repeat.

"We are going to try. We have a tough schedule, but we are going to work hard," said Sanders.

The Rebels are already set to play Aug. 29 at North Gwinnett (Ga.) High School in a double-header and then will host Tallahassee Lincoln (Fla.) High School on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Since 2002, the Rebels have won five of six contests against out-of-state opponents.

Meanwhile Sanders caught seven passes for 89 yards in Byrnes 48-9 win over Summerville to win the AAAA Division I state championship last year. He was also instrumental in shutting down five-star wide receiver and current Georgia commitment A.J. Green.

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