Sanders Stars In Track; Others Hovering

This is the first week that college coaches can be out on the road during what is considered the May evaluation period. Some schools are still involved in spring football and will catch their four weeks at the end. Texas was done early, and like Oklahoma State the Longhorns coaches have hit the road and it seems they are showing up in some of the same spots, notably Athens, Texas.

That can only be a compliment to Mike Gundy and his staff's recruiting prowess. Reportedly, the Longhorns followed up South Houston High School safety Kenneth Marshall's weekend commitment to Oklahoma State with a scholarship offer early this week, and Cowboys wide receiver commitment Kendall Sanders of Athens, Texas, reports Texas has been by his school.

"Texas came by and it was their wide receiver coach (Darrell Wyatt) and their defensive backs coach (Duane Akina)," said Sanders, who did not attend the Oklahoma State spring game but was at home last weekend after the district track meet. "I know that Oklahoma State is coming in next week."

Asked about reports that he is uncertain about his commitment, Sanders refuted that. "No, I'm still committed to Oklahoma State, nothing changed," said the 5-11, 175-pound Sanders.

In that District 3A-17 track meet, he won the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 7 inches. He also finished second in the 200 meters (22.04 seconds) and second in the high jump to qualify for regionals next week in Humble. He is a sensational athlete.

Sanders added that he has no firm plans for the summer as of yet as far as camps, combines, or anything of that sort. He is going to compete in 7-on-7. We also asked about his college major.

"I'm not quite sure on that, but I'm thinking about kinesiology or computer engineering," said Sanders.

Sanders runs a legit 4.4 and change in the forty, and last season he 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.


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