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Flanders impressing this spring

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Midwest City, Okla., is absolutely loaded with talent in the class of 2009 and 2010 and a big reason why colleges from all over the region are flocking to Oklahoma City is 5-foot-8, 191-pound athlete Timothy Flanders.
He already has one offer on the table, but expect even more to come soon.
"I have one scholarship offer from Tulsa, but I hear from all the Big 12 schools and Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, LSU and Arkansas," Flanders, who was easily one of the best players at the recent Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp, said.
At the camp, some thought Flanders should have won one of the MVP awards at receiver, but regardless he did have a big day and opened up even more eyes.
"It was pretty good day," he said. "The Rivals scouts told me I got runner up for MVP. I did good on the one-on-ones. I caught all my balls that were thrown to me, except for a couple that were on the ground.
"I've been in baseball and that makes it hard to train, but I still did really well. They told me I was pretty solid all around."
And Flanders hopes to have a solid summer. He's going to hit as many camps as he can in hopes of widening his exposure.
"I'm going to go down to the Texas, OU and OSU camp," he said. "I would like to go to Missouri and Kansas camp, too. I might try to go to Alabama camps. Basically they want to see me in person and have me go to their camps to see if all my information is correct. They want to see if I'm the same weight, height and speed and everything. Most schools have said they will give me an offer if I match up."
Flanders said he's pleased with the attention he's getting so far. He's talked the most with home-town Tulsa.
"I hear from coach Patterson at Tulsa all the time," he said. "He is a good guy and I met him a couple of times before when he was recruiting my brother. Tulsa is recruiting me as a running back and some schools are recruiting me as athlete. They want to see what they have and then see where they need me if it's defensive back or running back."
But don't expect Flanders to rush into a decision.
"I would like to take my time and get my offers and see how everything works out," he said. "I want to make sure this is the right school for me. Team atmosphere, position coach, and academics will go into my decision. I'm kind of concerned with playing time, but it just depends on what team I like and what they have in front of me as far as juniors and seniors and stuff is going.
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