August 2, 2009
Four-star WR visits UA
The Alabama Crimson Tide has been aggressive in its search for the next elite wide receiver and Macon (MS) Noxubee County star Vincent Sanders certainly fits the bill with offers from across the country. This weekend, the 6-foot-3, 182-pound four-star prospect visited Tuscaloosa along with his family and came away with plenty of positive words about the Tide.
"Alabama was great, I had a really good time. It was a good chance for my family to see the campus for the first time and learn a little more about the program," said Sanders. "Most of the coaches were out of town but Coach (Bo) Davis was there so I got a chance to talk to him in person, which was nice. Coach Davis is a really good guy. You always get the sense that he's being up front with you and completely honest. He's also pretty laid back and easier to talk to than most coaches."
Sanders, rated the No. 12 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com, said his discussions with the Tide staff have focused on Sanders' potential role in the Tide offense as a compliment to superstar wide out Julio Jones.
"A few months ago I got to talk to Coach (Curt) Cignetti about the offense and the wide receiver position in general and he said that what Alabama is looking for is a guy that can line up opposite Julio Jones and help create one-on-one matchups. Alabama thinks I can be that guy and I certainly think I'm capable of it."
While the Rivals100 member isn't ready to make a decision anytime soon, the Crimson Tide have made it clear to Sanders that he is a priority.
"Everybody is even for me right now but I'd say Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee are the ones that are after me the hardest. It's still so early for me and I really can't put anybody out in front but I'm definitely going to try to make it to Tuscaloosa for a game this fall if I can."
"I'm probably going to wait until after the season to make my decision. I really want to get a chance to see all the schools recruiting me and see how everyone's seasons play out."
As a junior, Sanders accounted for 500 yards passing and 300 yards receiving with 14 total touchdowns as well as 7 interceptions on defense.
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