Sanders Prepares For Stanford Trip

One of the top running back prospects in the nation, Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall) , Okla., standout Barry J. Sanders is still handling inquiries about his recruiting in a very business-like fashion. On Friday night, Sanders and his Heritage Hall teammates cruised to their fourth straight win and stayed unbeaten in thrashing Oklahoma Centennial 69-0.

Sanders scored on a 38-yard touchdown pass, a 21-yard touchdown run, a 76-yard interception return, and finally, a 16-yard run.

Asked about the win, he said, "Yeah, we had some fun."

I also asked him about the very nicely done feature story on his mother last week in The Oklahoman written by Jenni Carlson.

"Yes, I saw it and had a chance to read most of it," said Sanders. "It was nice and I need to read the rest of it. I thought it was good."

As for this weekend, Sanders, who is often traveling to a game somewhere and most of the Oklahoma State home games, stayed at home.

"Yes, I was going to go to the Oklahoma State game (at Texas A&M) but that fell through, so I stayed at home and watched a lot of college football," said Sanders.

"It felt good to stay at home and I watched the OSU game, the OU game, Because I was watching most of the OSU game I didn't see Florida State (loss at Clemson). I saw some of the Alabama game and they had that under control. Stanford was off this week."

Next week Stanford hosts UCLA and Sanders is slated to make his official visit to Palo Alto.

"We play Tulsa NOAH and I am still working with them to figure out how I'm getting there," he said. "We will work it out and that is my official visit there. I'm also talking to Alabama and when I go to that game on October 28 (against Tennessee) that may not be my official, but I am going there for the game."

Nothing has really changed as his four schools are Stanford, Oklahoma State, Alabama, and Florida State. His plans still call for him announcing his decision at the U.S. Army All American Game.

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