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Recruiting: Sanders Solid and Close to Ready

Oklahoma State fans are already excited about 2018 quarterback commitment Spencer Sanders as we get asked about him alot. Earlier this week Gabe Brooks had an update on Sanders and we caught up with him to see how his spring game visit to Stillwater went.

Oklahoma State had over 100 recruiting prospects, signees that will report this summer, and preferred walk-on candidates that were on hand for the Orange Blitz and the Cowboys annual spring game and one of them was Denton, Texas quarterback Spencer Sanders. The Ryan High School standout was there with his dad. Committed to Oklahoma State since the fall of last season, Sanders has never shown anything other than complete loyalty to the Cowboys and his pledge. Oklahoma State and head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich the same way. When Sanders tore his ACL in the Texas High School Class 5A Division I semifinal against Highland Park, Gundy and Yurcich didn't seem to have any doubt about Sanders. 

Media is not allowed to talk to recruits while they are on campus visiting a school, officially or unofficially, but by phone earlier this week Sanders said that the visit for the spring game went well. 

"It was good, my dad and I had a good time and it was good to catch up with the coaches and talk to some of the other commitments in the class and other recruits," Sanders said. "We have a group message formed and we are always communicating. I will be back up in Stillwater on June 6th during camp week."

Sanders has been the subject of some rumors and discussion on other websites regarding his commitment and whether schools losing quarterback commitments could find him a willing listener. That does not seem to be the case. 

Sanders has said his recruiting is over and he is committed to Oklahoma State. His work right now is finishing his rehab from the knee injury that finished his season in game 15 after he had been responsible passing and running for 56 touchdowns in Ryan's unbeaten season up to that point. 

"I'm just working my way back," Sanders said. "I'm throwing and doing everything but cutting full speed. We get out there in the 5th hour block and work on football."

In a very smart move, Ryan head coach Dave Henigan will forego spring football at Ryan for the option to open fall practice in August earlier when he has Sanders back and full speed and ready to operate the offense. 

In the meantime, Sanders, who we learned earlier this spring likes to fish will keep coming up with catches at area lakes including Lewisville and Ray Roberts. This next fall he will leave the catching to his receivers although he will do plenty of casting. 

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