Junior Highlights, Analysis of Oklahoma State 4-Star Quarterback Pledge Spencer Sanders

Scout and GoPokes.com take a closer look at 2018 Scout 300 four-star quarterback Spencer Sanders, a longtime Oklahoma State pledge.

The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 four-star quarterback Spencer Sanders.


Spencer Sanders, 2018 QB, Denton (Texas) Ryan

Size: 6-2, 190

Recruiting: Sanders committed Oct. 1 to Oklahoma State and has remained pledged since. In addition to the Cowboys, he's picked up offers from Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, North Texas, and SMU.


2016: Sanders led Denton Ryan to a 14-1 record and the Texas Class 5A Division I state semifinals during a strong junior season. He accounted for 4,357 total yards of offense and 56 total touchdowns, throwing for 3,258 yards, 38 TD's, and only five INT's, while rushing for 1,099 yards and 18 scores.

2015: As a sophomore, Sanders led Denton Ryan to a 13-1 record and the state quarterfinals of Texas' largest classification (6A D-I). He accounted for 3,419 total yards offense and 36 touchdowns. Sanders threw for 2,589 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, while rushing for 830 yards and 12 scores.

2014: Sanders started as a freshman, throwing for 637 yards, eight touchdowns, and four interceptions, while rushing for 386 yards and two scores.

Analysis notes

A starting quarterback in high-level Texas high school football since his freshman season, Spencer Sanders is a Power Five conference-caliber QB prospect who can hurt opposing defenses with an array of skills. Good size and excellent verified speed at 4.43 in the 40, an exceptionally fast time for the quarterback position.

Strong-armed quarterback who shows great velocity in the short-to-intermediate range and can "drop it in the bucket" on downfield routes. Displays impressive playmaking instincts as a passer and runner.

Sanders can improve his footwork and technical aspects, such as his release, which is somewhat influenced by his past as a baseball player. Sanders suffered a significant knee injury at the end of his junior season, so his comeback will need to be monitored.

One of the top offensive prospects in Texas for the 2018 class and the state's No. 1 quarterback as of the spring of 2017. -- Gabe Brooks

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