Using his Twitter account, Barry J. Sanders tweeted Thursday that he is heading back home to finish his collegiate career after his graduation from Stanford. Sanders wrote that he is going to play at Oklahoma State, his Heisman Trophy and Hall of Fame-winning father's alma mater and the school he grew up spending so much time on their campus.
"I will be joining the Oklahoma State football program following my graduation from Stanford in June #GoPokes," Sanders tweeted on Thursday.
Sanders will be available to join the Oklahoma State program after he receives his bachelor's degree in communication from Stanford and that should put him in Stillwater and summer workouts in late June. He will chose a degree plan for his master's degree that is not available on the Stanford campus in accordance with the NCAA rules on senior transfers and immediate eligibility.
Sanders attended the Super Bowl last week in Santa Clara and the Bay area with his dad and some friends. It is believed that he and his dad also made a recent stop in Stillwater to speak with Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy on the impending transfer.
Before attending Stanford, many believed Oklahoma State would be Barry J. Sanders' destination as he was almost always at Cowboys games and a frequent visitor to the campus. In his high school career at Heritage Hall, he earned multiple All-American honors including U.S. Army All-American. He was a four-star recruit with virtually every recruiting network including Scout. Sanders rushed 549 times for the Chargers and gained a school record 5,037 rushing yards and scored 70 touchdowns.
This past season he played in 13 games for Stanford backing up Heisman Trophy finalist Christian McCaffarey and rushed for 315 yards and four touchdowns in 51 carries. He had 367 all-purpose yards. In his career with the Cardinal he had 115 carries for 664 yards and five touchdowns. He also had 11 receptions for 78 yards and he returned several punts and kicks.
In his Stanford bio, Sanders is listed at 5-10, 198 pounds.