November 11, 2009
Four-star wide receiver gets the news he wanted
It's not common, at least not when he's talking to media members, for Vincent Sanders to get excited in casual conversation.
On Tuesday night, however, the four-star wide receiver from Macon (Noxubee County), Miss., was bubbly. Sanders, ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 2 prospect in Mississippi and the No. 12 wide receiver prospect in the nation, didn't receive any new offers or move any closer to a decision on Tuesday, but it might have received the most significant news of his prep career.
Sanders, a 6-foot-3, 182-pounder with offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas Tech and West Virginia, learned Tuesday that he had made a 20 on the ACT, moving him one very significant step closer to being a qualifier in the eyes of the NCAA Clearinghouse and eligible to be on a college field next fall.
"I was so excited when I found out about it," Sanders said. "I was in a good mood for the rest of the day."
Sanders took the test last month, and he admitted Tuesday that he had worried about the results.
"It hung over me a lot," Sanders said. "I knew it was up to me. Before I took it, I had to worry about it. Now that I've got it, it feels so great. I can't really explain."
Sanders said he will "more than likely" go to Starkville, Miss., this weekend to see Mississippi State entertain Alabama. Next weekend, he will "most likely" go to Oxford, Miss., to watch Ole Miss and LSU fight for the Magnolia Bowl trophy.
As for a favorite, Sanders continues to maintain that he doesn't have one.
"Everything's the same.," Sanders said. "My focus is on my high school team. We have a pretty good matchup this weekend (Senatobia). I'll do the whole recruiting thing after the season.
"To be honest, everybody's who's offered me is still calling me and keeping in contact. I could see myself going to each and every school that's offered me and having success."
Sanders said he hasn't set a timetable for a decision, either.
"It'll probably be signing day, but I'm not really sure," Sanders said. "I'm not really focused on it."
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