When Kentucky signed Raymond Sanders on Wednesday, not only did they receive a quality football player and person, but they also received an enthusiastic prospect who will be an asset to the program in every way. "I just want to do anything to win," said Sanders. "I expect to go out and give my team 100 percent. They are looking forward to me playing early and doing what's best for the program," he said.
Sanders committed to Kentucky pretty early in the process when his only offers were Louisiana Tech and East Carolina. "It was early. But once UK offered me, I did my home work on them and made my decision," he said.
Sanders recently visited Kentucky with a handful of his teammates. "I loved it," he said. "It was great. It showed me that it was the perfect school for me. The coaches are great. I got to speak with Randall Cobb who I expect to do big things with," he said. "I like the CATS program. That keeps us on top of things academically. I just loved it," he finished.
During his senior season, Sanders put on a show for Stephenson High (Ga.). He got a lot of attention from Florida State, Tennessee and others, but he never wavered on his commitment to Kentucky. "I just came out and gave my best for my team," said Sanders. "I knew what I could do. I worked hard during the off season. I got a chance to show people that I'm a great back. Being undersized doesn't mean a thing," he said.
Before he signed Wednesday, Sanders talked about how it would feel to make it official. "It takes off a lot of pressure (to sign). It's another step. I want to become something great and be a new man," said Sanders.
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