Sanders Meets New OSU Coaches

The well-traveled this spring Barry J. Sanders took a shorter trip on Saturday when he ventured into familiar territory to meet two unfamiliar coaches. One of the top 2012 football prospects in the country, the Oklahoma City Heritage Hall running back said he had fun Saturday at Oklahoma State as he got to meet two of the newest assistants on Mike Gundy's coaching staff.

"It was fun going to the basketball game," said the 5-11, 185-pound Sanders of the Cowboys last second win over Texas Tech. "I went to the game with Coach (Jemal) Singleton and Coach (Todd) Monken and had a chance to meet and talk to them."

Sanders, who has been to Florida State and to Alabama for Junior Day activities already within the last month, said his schedule will slow down some now, but he had planned on making a trip up to Stillwater. He said he needed to meet the new coaches.

"It was the usual thing being in Stillwater," added Sanders. "I know a lot of people there and it is good to be around familiar people."

Being at Oklahoma State so much during his years of growing up in Oklahoma City has made trips to OSU very comfortable for Sanders. He called us back Sunday night after hosting an FCA meeting at his house.

Sanders is as high caliber of a young man as he is an athlete, which is why it would be a lot better if he were putting on his Heritage Hall baseball uniform Monday.

"We open up (Monday) and I will be there to support the guys, but nothing has changed (with my foot)," explained Sanders as he continues to rehab his injury from football season.

Sanders, who has rushed for 3,617 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career thus far, has a wide range of scholarship offers but has been consistent with listing four schools – Alabama, Oklahoma State, Florida State, and UCLA – as his top four in the recruiting process.

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