Schools Are Eyeing Sanders' Talents

Hutchinson DB Jarrod Sanders (5-11, 165) has seen recruiting pick up over the past few weeks...

"Since the end of spring ball, things have been pretty crazy," Sanders told "I have been hearing from a lot of schools and I have offers from Bethune Cookman and West Texas A&M.

"The ones that seem like they could be close are Idaho, they really like me a lot, and Georgia State. They have been talking to me a lot and they want me to come out on an official visit this summer, before our season starts."

In addition to those schools, Sanders said he's also heard from South Alabama, Utah State, Florida Atlantic and North Texas as well.

Sanders has yet to see the field for Hutch as the Blue Dragons coaching staff decided to redshirt him, opting to save a year of eligibility due to their depth in the secondary last year.

"We had a bunch of sophomores that were established and pretty much all of them signed with big schools, so it was better for me to just work on my game and getting bigger," Sanders noted. "This year though, I'm going to make the most of my opportunities and do what I can do show that I have improved and that my coaches made the right decision."

Even with his slight frame, Sanders has been put at safety by the Hutch staff and he said he relishes every opportunity he gets to make a play.

"I know I'm not that big, but that just makes me more determined to play safety and it's probably made me a better tackler. That's something I have taken pride in ever since I started playing," Sanders noted. "I like to come up and hit guys, but I can also get down over the slot and play man-to-man and I can split out wide and take the outside receiver if the play calls for that."

Sanders attended Flomaton (Al.) High School and was a full-qualifier, but he didn't have the offers he was looking for so he decided to head to Hutchinson to see if he could get some bigger looks.

"I had offers from Jacksonville State, Tuskegee and the Citadel, but I wanted to play at a higher level," Sanders said. "The coaches and program here at Hutch are great and I think it was the right move for me."

As a full-qualifier, Sanders can leave at any time. He hopes to find a home so that he can sign with a school in December and he will have three years to play three following the 2014 football season.

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