Sanders stays local
Tanner Sanders is a hometown kid so he knew very well that Oregon State could be an option as his recruitment continued.
The Corvallis (Ore.) Crescent Valley athlete decided to wait no longer after the Beavers' camp on Saturday and now he's the newest addition to the Oregon State recruiting class.
"I took a couple unofficial visits this year and after the half-day camp (Saturday) and seeing all the coaches it just felt like the right fit staying home in Corvallis next year," Sanders said.
It is interesting that Oregon State's coaches apparently told Sanders he'll get a shot at playing quarterback.
The Beavers have already secured commitments from two quarterbacks in Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si's Nick Mitchell and Dinuba, Calif., recruit Marcus McMaryion, who made his pledge to Oregon State only days ago.
But Sanders, a 6-foot-5, 198-pound three-star prospect who's rated as the fourth-best prospect in the Oregon state rankings by Rivals.com, said the Beavers assured him he'll at least get a shot to play under center.
"They're going to bring me in as a quarterback," Sanders said. "If the quarterback thing doesn't work, if I don't fit their system, then they're going to find a spot for me on the field."
San Diego State had also offered and many other schools were showing interest but as his recruitment carried on, Sanders felt more comfortable with Oregon State, just miles from his home.
With his recruitment wrapped up, the local prospect said he's thrilled to transition over and stay close to home and everything seems just right.
"I'm very excited," Sanders said. "I love the support system here and the tradition Oregon State has and what it comes with."