Four-Star Sanders sets Louisville visit

Zebrie Sanders, a four-star offensive lineman from Clayton, Ohio, has already visited Florida, Georgia and LSU. With two visits remaining, InsideTheVille.com learned Monday night that the 6'6, 273 pound Sanders had just scheduled a visit to Louisville. Where do things stand between Scout.com's #26 OT prospect and the Cardinals?

Zebrie Sanders, a four-star offensive lineman from Clayton, Ohio, has already visited Florida, Georgia and LSU. With two visits remaining, InsideTheVille.com learned Monday night that the 6'6, 273 pound Sanders had just scheduled a visit to Louisville.

"I'm trying to finish off the rest of my visits and I have two left," Sanders said. "I've pretty much visited all the places that I'm interested in but I'm still thinking what my last visits are going to be and it's either Louisville, Stanford or Florida State and I've picked Louisville out of those (three)."

Louisville assistant Greg Nord is directing Sanders recruitment for Louisville. Sanders spoke with Nord Monday night and set up the visit for Dec. 15-16.


Zebrie Sanders, a four-star offensive
lineman, will visit Louisville later
this month.

"I'm trying to go to (Louisville) not this weekend but the next," Sanders said. "I want to get down there and meet the coaches and players."

Sanders has already made official visits to Georgia, Florida and LSU. Sanders had planned to end his recruitment with a decision on his birthday December 4, but those plans changed because the talented lineman wanted to take some more visits.

"A lot of colleges that I've talked about committing to say that if you commit and you go take other official visits that they look down on that," Sanders explained. "So I'm trying not to get on anybody's bad side and just take all of my official visits."

Sanders has been to Louisville before. He attended the Scout.com camp at UofL two years ago and has kept a close eye on the Cardinals the past few seasons. The Cardinals offered right after Sanders junior season. "They were one of the first schools to offer me," he said.

Sanders believes he could get early playing time at Louisville.

"I've been looking at a few schools and I just wanted to make sure that those schools were the right choice," Sanders said. "So I looked around a little bit and started looking at Louisville and their depth chart and it looks really favorable."

Early playing time will be a significant factor in Sanders decision.

"That's a main factor but it's not the whole deal," Sanders said. "The other deals are academics and just the campus itself, the coaches and feeling comfortable."

What does Sanders like about Louisville?

"Just their tradition in football and the uprising of how they are getting good," he said. "The coaching staff is good. The facilities are nice. Then it's a nice campus and a nice school. And Louisville is a really good city."

Sanders is originally from Columbia, South Carolina and his mother attended Georgia. He said two schools currently lead the way for his signature on national signing day.

"Florida and Georgia are my two favorites," Sanders said. "I'm looking at those two schools really hard. They are both in the south and that's where I grew up. Both have a lot of tradition and they are both very hot teams. Both have really good academics and depth charts for me."

Florida made an in-home visit last week and Georgia and LSU are scheduled to visit this week.


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