Sanders Talks OU Visit, Bama-Arkansas

Fresh off a 15-carry, 227-yard, four-touchdown performance, Heritage Hall standout Barry Sanders Jr. discussed his recruiting, a new offer, a trip last week to Norman for the OU-Air Force game, and a trip with family friend Bill Alstott to Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday to watch Alabama and Arkansas. Sanders ran up the big numbers in Heritage Hall's 61-13 win Thursday over Oklahoma Centennial.

"I thought I played well," said Sanders trying to be humble. "We kept it (win streak) going."

The day before the speedy Sanders said he added his 10th scholarship offer to go with the likes of Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Alabama, Texas Tech, and Mississippi.

"Auburn offered me on Wednesday," said Sanders. "It was Curtis Luper (former OSU running backs coach and teammate of Barry's dad at Oklahoma State) that called and told me that they were offering me.

"He didn't say too much, he said I was offered, and he invited me down for a game. I will definitely go see them sometime. You know Trooper (Taylor, another former OSU assistant) is down there and it would be good to see him."

Sanders said he did go to Norman last week for the OU-Air Force game and said it wasn't as unusual as he thought it might be.

"It went pretty well, actually very well," said Sanders. "It wasn't strange. I didn't know what to expect but coach (Cale) Gundy made it easy and comfortable. Then the local guy on the OU team like Jimmy (Stevens-former Heirtage Hall kicker) they made it easy too. I know those guys, so that was good. I got to see their facilities and what all they have down there. It is really nice."

Sanders has plans to go to Tuscaloosa on Oct. 16 and see Alabama host Mississippi State and then in November he is planning to go New York City to see Notre Dame play Army in Yankee Stadium.

When asked about his plans for this weekend Sanders revealed that he is making a trip to SEC country early. "I'm going with Mr. (Bill) Alstott over to Arkansas for the Alabama game," he said. "That should be a good game and I'm excited to see it."

Basically, Barry Sanders Jr. has started down the recruiting road and he has said he will examine all of his options, and should. Oklahoma State has the advantage of being his favorite school for years and over the next year or so, we will all find out if that will continue for the rest of Sanders' life.

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