February 3, 2011
Sanders enjoyed Tech visit
Athens (Texas) athlete Kendall Sanders was in Lubbock last weekend for Texas Tech's junior day and the 2012 speedster came away impressed with the Red Raider's program.
"The junior day was great. I had the chance to meet some guys on their staff that I hadn't before and I just got a better feel for what their program is about. It was wonderful, honestly," Sanders said. "I got to talk with Coach Tommy Mainord and have some one-on-one time with him. He was a real cool guy and was easy to get along with. I also got to spend some time with Coach Sam McElroy, Coach Neal Brown and Coach Tommy Tuberville also."
"I've been in contact with Coach Mac for a little while, but the rest of the guys I was getting to know for the first time. I really enjoyed it."
Sanders lists Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Baylor as the programs he's hearing from the most right now. A couple of those have already gotten junior day visits from Sanders, while he's got trips scheduled with two others.
"I've been to junior days with Tech, TCU, and Texas A&M so far," he said. "I was supposed to go to an Oklahoma one, but that's when I went to TCU instead. I'll be at Oklahoma State's on February 19th, and at Baylor on the 20th."
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound standout is hoping to have his recruitment wrapped up by the time the fall rolls around, all in an effort rid his senior season of distractions.
"I think I'd probably like to make my decision before the season. I want to be able to focus on my team and what we're trying to do in my last year, instead of having to continue going through the recruiting process at the same time," Sanders said. "It could change, and I'm definitely not going to rush anything, but I'm planning on getting my commitment out of the way before the season begins next fall."
Even though it's early in the process for Sanders, he's already pinpointed a few programs who have stood out.
"I'm wide open right now. If I had to, I'd say TCU has the edge at this point, but I really liked my time at Tech too," he said. "I'm sure I'll enjoy my trips to the others I have coming up to so it's going to be tough to narrow down my options. It's really early so I'm still just feeling programs out and seeing what they have to offer."
Sanders currently holds offers from Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Texas Tech.
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