Callaway High School (GA) standout Braylon Sanders made the move from behind center to out wide as a senior. A wide receiver by trade, Sanders agreed to a position change as a high school junior to fill a team need. Back in his natural position in his final season on the prep level, Sanders made the most of his opportunities.
"I had 20 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards this year," Sanders said. "I am not sure how many catches I had. I just did all I could to help the team. Last season, our quarterback got injured. Coach moved me to quarterback for my junior year. I moved back out to wide receiver this year when the new guy got here."
The year spent throwing passes allowed Sanders to get a new perspective. The four star pass catcher believes the time under center helped him develop into a better wide receiver.
"After playing quarterback, I know where the ball is supposed to be thrown," Sanders said. "I know where I am supposed to be and I know a lot more about working with the quarterback. I understand everything a lot better since I have played both positions."
With a double digit offer sheet, Sanders has had the chance to learn more about several college football programs. The home stretch begins on January 13th, which will allow the talented pass catcher to get the guided tours at the schools that are making him feel like a priority.
"The main ones are Colorado State, Mississippi State and Washington State," Sanders said. "I am going to visit Colorado State the weekend of the 13th and Mississippi State on the 20th. I don't have anything set up for Washington State yet. I am talking with them and a few other schools."
While the visit to see CSU will be a new experience for Sanders, the Hogansville, Georgia product has already spent some time on campus at Mississippi State.
"I went to see Mississippi State this summer when they were having a camp," Sanders said. "I was injured, so I didn't participate. I just got a chance to see some of the facilities and talk with some of the coaches. I liked what I saw and I am looking forward to going back and seeing everything. I didn't get to see that much when I went the first time."
Sanders plans to keep his cards close to his vest for a few more weeks as he considers his options. The personable wide out hopes to keep an open mind, while his suitors make their final pitches.
"I am planning on decision on National Signing Day, but it might be a little before that," Sanders said. "It's just going to depend on how my visits go. I want to take my visits and then see where I fit in the best.
"I want to go somewhere where I can get a great education and then have the chance to go and compete for early playing time. I want to find a family atmosphere where I feel like I fit in on and off the field."