Sanders Not Ready To Name a Favorite

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Of the highly recruited trio from Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, the most elusive to catch up with is Dominique Sanders. The 6'1 200 pound WR/DB/QB with 4.4 speed in the forty is equally as elusive on the gridiron as his film can attest to.

Sanders who is a two time first team all 7-4A selection led the Wildcats to a 9-2 mark in 2008 as he hauled in 41 passes for 503 yards and 4 touchdowns along with chipping in 565 yards on the ground and 4 more touchdowns. This year the versatile athlete will move to QB as he'll pilot an offense featuring WR Darius White and RB Rashod Favors.

In addition to his exploits on the gridiron, Sanders is a member of the DHS track team where he was a Regional Qualifier as a sophomore in both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

"If I had one strength to describe it would be my speed, but I'm also a versatile and smart player. Coach moves me around a lot and I have to be a student of the game to learn all the different positions," said the Dunbar speedster.

Dominique currently holds over twenty offers but he's hesitant to name a favorite. Texas and Oklahoma are the two schools that have not offered that are still in the top seven while TCU, Minnesota, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State all have offered and are in the mix. "I'm not really in a rush to name favorites, I am just going to enjoy the process. It helps that Rashod (Favors) and Darius (White) are also being recruited and we talk a lot about the process," said Sanders who has attended Junior Days at TCU and SMU.

The Dunbar junior will be busy this summer playing seven on seven for the Wildcats and possibly two or three camps as well. Despite all the attention given to Dominique and his teammates, he's got one sole focus and that's leading Dunbar to a Class 4A State Title. "We have lost in the first round of the playoffs the past two years, we are focused to not let it happen again this year. We felt like we gave the Stephenville game away last year, being up 14 in the fourth quarter and losing it was tough but we have learned a lot. You gotta play 48 minutes and we are confident we can make noise this year."

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