September 11, 2009

Sanders impressed with UA win

The state of Mississippi has produced some of the nation's top wide receiver talent over the last several years and the latest elite playmaker to emerge is Vincent Sanders, a four-star wide out from Noxubee County. The Rivals250 member has led his team to a strong start this season by expanding his role on the offense.

"We're still undefeated right now so it's definitely going good for us," said Sanders. "My coaches decided I could help the team the most by playing quarterback this season so I've been adjusting to that. I want to play wherever I can play that will help us win so I'm happy to learn a new set of skills."

The 6-foot-3, 182-pounder said he still plans on playing his original position at the next level.

"I still plan on playing wide receiver in college but now that I'm learning to play quarterback as well, it might make me a more valuable player. I might can be someone that colleges look at as a guy that can run the Wildcat offense."

After taking in Mississippi State's home opener against Jackson State, Sanders was able to catch some of Alabama's thrilling 34-24 victory over Virginia Tech on television and came away impressed with what he saw.

"I went to the Mississippi State game this weekend but I got home in time to see most of the second half of the Alabama game. They looked really impressive on defense and they have some very good running backs too."

With offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Texas Tech, Sanders has plenty of options when it comes to his college choice but said he isn't ready to narrow his list down just yet.

"I don't have a list of top schools right now. I'm staying focused on the season and doing what I can to help my team win a championship. Once the season is done I will start to narrow things down and try to get closer to a decision but as of right now, everyone is even."

"I am going to try to make it to some big games this fall because I want to check out the game day atmosphere at different schools. The only one I have set so far is a trip to Louisville the week they play West Virginia. I will decide on a few more soon."

Sanders is rated the No. 12 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Mississippi.

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