Sanders Plans to Visit Texas A&M

The OSU commit from Athens was originally disappointed back in February when A&M did not immediately offer after the first junior day. He eventually committed to Mike Gundy and the Cowboys. However, it appears that Kendall is wanting to open up his recruitment and he's looking at the Aggies again.

The OSU commit from Athens was originally disappointed back in February when A&M did not immediately offer after the first junior day. Texas also flirted with offering him, but delayed as well. He eventually committed to Mike Gundy and the Cowboys in the spring.

However, it appears that Kendall is wanting to open up his recruitment and he's hearing from plenty of schools including Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, TCU, Arkansas, and the Aggies.

"I want to go to a couple of games this fall and maybe take a few official visits after that," Sanders said. "I'm going to Texas A&M on September 24 for the OSU game."

Asked whether he's using the game to focus on Texas A&M or using the opportunity to see his current team in person, Sanders indicated that it may be a little of both.

"I don't know. I want to take another look at Texas A&M," Sanders said. "I want to experience the atmosphere. I've never been to a game there and I hear it's pretty wild."

The Athens athlete also likes the close proximity of College Station and he's starting to get comfortable with the idea of playing both sides of the ball at the next level. The Aggie coaches feel Sanders can see the field as a freshman and help the program transition to the SEC.

"They want me on the field. A&M is going to the SEC and playing teams like Alabama and LSU, so they need big cornerbacks like me," Sanders said. "They also want to use me on offense and make some big plays like they are doing with Dustin Harris. It's a bonus that they are just 2.5 hours away."

The buzz around college football is the potential break-up of the Big 12, with rumors that Texas A&M is moving to the SEC and OU and OSU heading to the Pac-12. Sanders prefers that the Big 12 stay intact, but offered some insights into the situation.

"My first preference is for the Big 12 to stay together. It's a good conference," Sanders said. "But I could see myself playing in the SEC. The best football is played there, but I also like the Pac-12 and I could see myself playing against USC and Oregon."

For now, Sanders confirmed that he's still committed to the Cowboys, but acknowledged that he wants to check out his options and visit some schools before settling on a final decision.

"I'd say I'm a soft commit because I want to see some other schools and weigh my options," Sanders said. "But OSU does lead. I trust the OSU coaching staff and that's important for me. I've got to have that trust."

While establishing trust and developing a close relationship with the coaching staff is his number one factor in choosing a school, he also mentioned that how he'll be used on the field and how he fits into the team's plans is also important. Finally, he listed proximity and being close to home as his third factor in picking a school, but admitted that proximity isn't a deal breaker by any stretch.

To date, Athens is 2-1 on the season and Sanders is enjoying a big season playing both ways. He has scored 9 touchdowns on offense while also intercepting two passes on defense. He is also the team's leading tackler.


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