Several Options for Charlie Sanford

The Cullman Bearcats are on a roll starting the season 4-0 and ranked among the best in the state of Alabama. The offense has posted big numbers in each contest, and Charlie Sanford is one of the main cogs in opening holes in the defensive front and protecting the Bearcats' signal caller.

"We have been doing well so far," Charlie Sanford said from his home in Cullman, (Ala). "I have been grading out over 80-percent each week, and I've been averaging three knock-downs per game."

"We have a big game this week with Hartselle. It's a big rivalry game for both teams, and Hartselle will be ready to play. Hartselle hasn't started off as well as they were expected. I believe they've had some injuries throughout the season that probably contributed to that. But, Hartselle and Cullman are like Alabama and Auburn, you can throw the records out the window when we play them."

Samford has offered the 6-foot-3, 290-pound offensive lineman, and Sanford recently visited the Bulldogs to see what they had to offer.

"I liked Samford," he said. "I got to tour campus while we were there, and I also talked to the coaches and players. They also showed me the plan they had for me, which is to come in and redshirt, and then start as a redshirt freshman."

"I really liked the academics. They're what I'm looking for in my plans for the future. Samford in a good Christian school, and I like that a lot."

"I enjoyed the visit and everything went very well."

Samford isn't the only school interested in luring Sanford into the fold. He has several options available at the next level with a 34 on his ACT.

Vanderbilt University and Auburn University have both extended an invitation to walk-on. He discusses his recent visit to Auburn, and his future plans to visit Vanderbilt.

Auburn - "I went to Auburn when they played Kansas State. It was a good game, and I had fun while I was there. I got to go to Tiger Walk and some of the pre-game stuff. I also talked to Coach Nall and Coach Tuberville while I was there."

"The game day atmosphere was a lot of fun, and I liked the way they treated me. The coaches are very personable, and it creates a very personable atmosphere within the team."

Vanderbilt - "I plan to visit Vandy this week when they play Michigan State, and it should be a fun game to watch. I camped at Vandy, and they have a nice campus and facilities. I also talk with Coach Caldwell pretty often, and he a very good guy."

As for future plans, "I'm probably going to visit Alabama later in the year, but I'm not sure when that will be," he said. "I also have been invited to UAB, and I'm going to try to make a game there."

"I'm going to take a break before I take anymore visits. I have been so busy with practice, and taking visits on Saturday, that the only day I've been free is Sunday."

Charlie Sanford holds athletic scholarships from Samford, Tennessee Tech and Wofford.

Stay with as we continue to follow Charlie Sanford and the Cullman Bearcats throughout the 2007 season.

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