July 14, 2009

Sanders feeling 'Dandy' about recent honor

Who came blame Noxubee County (Miss.) wide receiver Vincent Sanders for being a little anxious.

The 6-foot-3, 182-pounder had a pretty good feeling he would be selected as one of The Clarion Ledger's coveted Dandy Dozen members. Sanders had to wait six days but on Sunday afternoon he finally received the good news that he was hoping for.

"It's a great feeling," Sanders said. "I am still pretty excited about it. I saw Pat (Patterson) be apart of the Dandy Dozen last year and now it's my turn to be a Dandy. I'm real excited about it. I got kind of nervous for a minute because I was the sixth person but it finally came through."

It has been a whirlwind summer for Sanders. He has had to keep up his offseason weight workouts up for football as well as practice basketball for his head coach former Mississippi State standout T.J. Billups at the school.

After winning an undefeated Class 4A State Championship in football last season, Sanders and his Tiger teammates have also had success on the 7-on-7 circuit this summer. Noxubee has brought home championships at both Ole Miss and East Mississippi Community College this summer and also strong showings at Alabama and Mississippi State.

During the tournament at EMCC, Sanders not only got the opportunity to square off against rival West Point but also the top cornerback in the state in MSU commit Michael Carr.

"When we played against West Point at first they had another guy on me but I guess he wasn't doing a good job because that's when Mike got on me," Sanders said. "Me and him were talking a lot of noise but we didn't mean anything by it. It was just football."

Sanders busy summer schedule caused him to miss the 7-on-7 camp at Mississippi State. The Tigers reached the semifinal round while their four-star wideout was on the West Coast visiting USC with Noxubee assistant coach Reggie Harris.

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