"I just feel like this is the best fit for me and my family,"?Sanders told the Athens Review newspaper on Monday. "Coach (Mike) Gundy told me I could play on offense and that I would get a chance to play at wide receiver and on returns. That was what I was wanting to hear."
Sanders also had scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, Missouri, Ole Miss, and strong interest from Texas. In fact, he was scheduled to go to Texas second Junior Day this upcoming weekend and Sanders told the Athens Review he was unsure whether he would stick with that plan.
Sanders further told the newspaper that he was making an early commitment to alleviate some of the pressure that goes with recruiting. It would appears his focus was to get something done and not linger in the recruiting process.
"At first I enjoyed it but then it got hectic,"?he said. "I've been getting phone calls every day — just like today," added Sanders.
"I think this is going to be exciting experience for Kendall,"?Athens head coach Paul Essary told the Athens Review. "Not only is he fortunate to play at a major university like OSU, but they'll be fortunate to have him."
Sanders, who is 6-1, 180 pounds and runs a legit 4.4 and change in the forty, rushed for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns on 123 carries and caught 24 passes for 780 yards and 10 more touchdowns. He was named co-MVP of District 17-3A and earned All-Henderson County Player of the Year honors.