Sanders Talks UK Commitment

Raymond Sanders committed to Kentucky this weekend and the speedy back talked to KSR about what it was about the school which drew him to the decision.

Familiar colors may not have been any type of factor in Raymond Sanders' decision to commit to Kentucky, but regardless, he will continue to suit up in blue and white come college. The Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson running back chose to become a Wildcat this weekend over offers from several other FBS schools.

"I felt Kentucky was a great program and a great fit for me, academics and football wise. I felt it was a great mix and now I can get into the program and show the talent I have."

Despite standing just 5'7, 170-lbs, Sanders has made up for that lack of size with great speed and versatility. The Wildcats plan to take advantage of his many talents, but offering him a variety of roles in their offense.

"Coach Sanders told me that I should get in early if I work hard. I can be a punt returner and kick returner along with running back. They are going to move me around in the offense, maybe slot, maybe wildcat. They said I'm a great fit, so they'll move me around and use my speed."

Sanders becomes the third commitment for UK this year and he brought a little more excitement to the day for the Wildcat coaches.

"Coach Sanders was real excited. He was at a cookout at one of the coaches' houses. He told me that he told the other coaches and they were all very excited."

With recruiting out of the way, Sanders can simply concentrate on accomplishing his team goals for this year.

"It feels great. Now I can just focus on my school work. My teammates always supported me and said, go where you feel is right. Now I'm more worried about winning state than this. I got it out of the way. We know if we win state, more will come for other people. If we keep winning, it will help other people get scholarships."

Sanders rushed for 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior.

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