Athens (Texas) athlete Kendall Sanders was a huge coup for Oklahoma State when he committed to the Cowboys in mid-February. The nation's No. 54 overall prospect decided to make a pledge while visiting the Stillwater campus.
On Wednesday of this week, rumors began to swirl that Sanders had rescinded his pledge to Oklahoma State. They swept across the internet like wildfire. Are the rumors true?
"No, I did not de-commit from Oklahoma State," the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Sanders said on Wednesday evening. "I've gotten a bunch of calls here about that today from coaches and stuff. I'm really not sure where it all came from."
However, Sanders, who will play cornerback in January's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, does admit to being somewhat open to the recruiting process.
"Could you mark me as a soft commit though," he asked. "You can make all the other schools on [my profile] as schools of interest. I've been taking some trips to some places and I plan to see a few more so I'm sort of open right now. I think 'soft commit' would be the right term."
Sanders does not yet know where he will visit.
"I'm taking the ACT this weekend," he said. "I'm going to sit down and figure out the schools I want to see after that. I really haven't decided just yet. I should know more after this weekend."
One school that could receive a visit happens to be the newest program to extend an offer to the playmaker.
"I just got offered by Notre Dame," Sanders said. "It was sort of exciting to get that one since they're Notre Dame and all. I may try and make a trip up there to check them out."