Sanders leads Navarro attack

It's been a while since has been able to catch up with Navarro's athletically gifted signal-caller Jeremy Sanders (6-2, 215). He's missed two games with a high-ankle sprain, but he's back and last week led his team to a big win over Blinn. We caught up with Sanders recently and he talked about recruiting and how his offseason workouts have paid off this season.

"We're playing really well right now," Sanders said earlier this week. "I missed a couple of games with a sprained right ankle, but I healed up and I'm feeling good right now and that win last week was a fun game to play in."

In fact, Navarro blew out the defending national champions 42-18 and, while Sanders deflected praise to his teammates, he had an solid game himself.

"My teammates make things easy on me," Sanders said with a laugh. "Our line is blocking well and our backs are taking the pressure off of running the ball. I can just let things come to me and that helps me just to stay in the flow and not force anything."

Even though he missed two full games and most of a third game, Sanders has still amassed 1,105 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions through the air while rushing for 318 yards and five touchdowns as well.

"My accuracy has struggled the past couple of weeks with the ankle, but it's coming back," Sanders who has completed 55.7% of his throws said. "We run out of the spread, so they like to get me in space and roll me out a lot, but I'm feeling more comfortable in the pocket more and more and that can only help us I think."

On the recruiting front, Sanders has offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor and Tulsa and a couple of others have intimated that they could be close to offering.

"Utah State, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa and Texas A&M have all said they are looking at me," Sanders said. "Missouri told me a couple of weeks ago that they were going to offer me, but I haven't gotten anything from them so right now I would say they haven't offered yet."

Sanders inked his name to a letter of intent to play for Baylor out of high school and he's considering the Bears right now.

"They play in the Big 12 and they have a good offense," Sanders said. "I like a lot of the offenses of the schools that are recruiting me so I'm just going to stay open and keep my eyes on those schools.

"I'm not going to take any visits until my season is over so probably in December and January is when I will take those. I know I want to visit the three that have offered though, that's for sure."

Sanders will graduate in May and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

This weekend Navarro faces off against Blinn again in the first round of the playoffs.

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