2008 Signee Update: Matt Sanders

Remember Matt Sanders? He's one of four offensive linemen signed in the 2008 recruiting class who will enroll at Clemson in just over a month.

OL Matt Sanders Profile

"My workouts are going great," Sanders told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "I finished the winter one and started on the summer one. I feel like it has really helped me. My high school program was work, but it was nothing like this. It has helped me tremendously.

"I have lost about 10 pounds actually. I played basketball and then with this program I am down to about 290."

Just one more week of school is left before graduation for Sanders.

"Our graduation is next week. We start senior exams this week," he said. "After that I am heading up [to Clemson] at the end of June. I will leave home on the 28th.

"I will be rooming with Dalton Freeman, Jon Richt and Dawson Zimmerman. I have talked with Dalton, Matt Skinner and Dawson a good bit."

What is the Sanders looking forward to the most about getting to Clemson?

"I am just looking forward to being part of the team going to win the NCAA Championship. I haven't had a chance to win championships at my high school. That is something we are going to do at Clemson. We will win some national championships," replied Sanders.

The prize recruit already knows what number he will wear when he runs down the hill next fall.

"I have been talking with coach Vic and coach Scott about that. Coach Vic said I would probably wear my high school number, 54," said Sanders.

In terms of qualifying, Sanders figures to be in good shape academically.

"I am in good shape with qualifying. I finished ninth in my class out of over 300," he said.

Sanders was a three-year starter on the offensive line for Crestview High School and was named Northwest Florida's offensive lineman of the year as a senior.

He also played basketball and participated in track during his high school career.

A three-star prospect, Sanders was also ranked as the No. 16 offensive guard prospect in the country according to Scout.com.

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