Recruiting: Flanders On Fire For Bombers

Running back/defensive back Tim Flanders of Midwest City, Okla., is on fire. The 4.48 speedster who also plays third base on the Midwest City High Bomber baseball team has had four weeks that add up to a great season for most high school players. He visited with's Robert Allen on Tuesday about his senior season.

Three weeks ago he followed a strong opening game with four touchdowns in a blowout win over Moore, Okla., with three of those touchdowns coming on the ground and the fourth was an interception returned for a touchdown.

The next week against Southmoore, Flanders took his first carry 72 yards for a touchdown and on his second he zipped 63 yards for another score. He finished with 210 yards on 10 carries and four touchdowns.

Finally, last Friday, Flanders in front of the home folks and against district rival Edmond Memorial he rushed for 185 yards on 19 carries and had a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown called back because of a hold that took place behind him on the play. He did score on a 77-yard touchdown run.

Flanders has 46 carries for 668 yards and 10 touchdowns through the first four games of the season. He also has two interceptions and returned one of those for a score.

"Yeah, I've been zoning," said Timothy Flanders in being asked to describe his first four games. "It has really been going good for me and the team."

The Bombers are off to a 4-0 start and take on defensive-minded Westmoore this Friday night. Flanders is 5-10, 192 pounds and says he does run a 4.48 in the forty. His brother John played on the Bomber playoff team last season and signed with the University of Tulsa, one of the two schools that has offered Tim.

"He says he really likes it," said Flanders of his older brother. "I have the two offers (Tulsa and Air Force) but I am about to send out some more video tape. I have heard from Missouri, Kansas, OSU and OU. I've heard a little from Texas, Arkansas, and Alabama."

Flanders said he did not have a favorite school growing up but he likes all of the state schools and has been on all of the campuses.

"They are all winning right now," said Flanders of the in-state schools. "My interest is there for all of them. My brother is at Tulsa. Oklahoma State has always had my interest. They are good and getting better every year. I've been to Oklahoma and it is a good program."

Flanders probably doesn't need to send out any tape, chances are those monster games he's been posting are getting out without him lifting a finger or buying a stamp. He's doing enough to spread the word with his wheels on Friday nights.

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