Sam Webb: Before we get into talking recruiting, take me through your season. How did things go on the football field last year?
Miles Sanders: “Good. I got over 1000 yards on 123 carries, average nine yards a gain and had 14 touchdowns. I made First Team All-Conference and Third Team All-State.”
Sam Webb: Pretend for a second that you’re a scout or coach in the stands and you’re watching Miles Sanders on the football, break down your game and give me a scouting report.
Miles Sanders: “Great vision, speed, great hands, brings a lot to the system. I’ve just got to work on my blocking and I’ve got to run over people more this year.”
Sam Webb: What is your height, weight and 40 time?
Miles Sanders: “Six foot, 195 and my 40 is a 4.46.”
Sam Webb: So you picked up a Michigan offer during your visit. Did you know it was coming?
Miles Sanders: “They told me that I was going to get it… I just had to visit for them to offer me in person.”
Sam Webb: What were your impressions of your first visit to Michigan?
Miles Sanders: “I liked it a lot. I was very impressed with their education and the kids. I liked the kids a lot. I like the stadium obviously. I met some of the players; Devin Gardner was cool. Coach Hoke is real good.”
Sam Webb: Did you get a chance to talk to Coach Nussmeier or Coach Jackson much while you were there?
Miles Sanders: “Yeah. They were the main two coaches that I was talking to. (Coach Nussmeier) is good. I think he came from Alabama. And Coach Jackson… he’s like a legend up there.”
Sam Webb: You go to Woodland Hills, so I’m curious if you’ve ever met two former Michigan players that came from your school named Steve Breaston and Ryan Mundy?
Miles Sanders: “Yeah I talked to both of them. They came by the school. They come by our practices too sometimes.”
Sam Webb: Have you ever talked to them about Michigan?
Miles Sanders: “Yeah. They told me that I was going to like it a lot.”
Sam Webb: Besides Michigan how many offers do you have?
Sam Webb: At this early point in your process are any of those schools sticking out for you?
Miles Sanders: “Penn State and Michigan State. Michigan has been real good.”
Sam Webb: You mentioned Penn State and Michigan State, what is it about those two schools that have them up there right now?
Miles Sanders: “Right now I have Penn State first and Michigan and Michigan State tied.”
Sam Webb: What put Penn State on top for you?
Miles Sanders: “Their coaching staff. I like the campus. I like the environment and when I get up there I know there will only one other upper classman above me. I’ll have a real, real good chance of starting as a true freshman.”
Sam Webb: What about Michigan State, what has Michigan State high on your list?
Miles Sanders: “Michigan State was good. I like their campus a lot. I met some of their players. I met Jeremy Langford, their running back. I like how they run the ball a lot.”
Sam Webb: Are you taking any more visits this summer?
Miles Sanders: “I might visit Florida State.”
Sam Webb: When you get ready to sit down and make your decision, what are going to be the big factors in that choice?
Miles Sanders: “Where I’m going to play the earliest to be honest.”
Sam Webb: What about distance from home… is distance going to be a factor for you?
Miles Sanders: “I might go far, I might not… it doesn’t matter.”
Sam Webb: What about timeline? When do you think you’ll be making your decision?
Miles Sanders: “I don’t know yet. I’m debating on it. I want to be one that gets invited to an Under Armour All American Bowl and commit there; hoping I can.”