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Sunderland sets pair of visits

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Will Sunderland's top three schools are unchanged, though they are certainly subject to. For now, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Nebraska lead the four-star safety's recruitment. That much hasn't changed.
What is new is the fact that Sunderland has set his first two official visits. He'll be on the campus of Oklahoma for the Sooners' Sept. 13 game with Tennessee and fly to Ohio State for the Buckeyes' rivalry matchup with Michigan on Nov. 29.
A visit to Nebraska, the third school on his list of favorites, is also in the works. Other than that, though, Sunderland is all about holding out for other opportunities. At least for now, some spots on his travel docket will go unfilled.
"The Nebraska visit just depends. I might get out there. I just have to talk to my parents and coaches. It's a possibility that I'm going to take OU, Ohio State and Nebraska and then wait to see what comes up during the season. I'll wait to take the other two if I get more scholarships during the season."
Sunderland refrains from naming an exact commitment date but says his decision isn't likely to come until after his senior season at Oklahoma's Midwest City High School. It's why he refuses to establish any sort of pecking order among his three frontrunners.
"There's not one leader right now," Sunderland said. "They aren't in any order. It's just Oklahoma, Ohio State and Nebraska right now. Those three are even."
Sunderland is yet to Nebraska or Ohio State and says the Buckeyes, along with Oklahoma, are recruiting him the hardest as things stand now. And when he discusses the two programs, he finds that they share a trait or two.
"Oklahoma and Ohio State, they just put players into the league," Sunderland said. "They know what they are doing. They both win games. I like that."
As a junior at Midwest City, Sunderland recorded 98 total tackles and made six interceptions. A four-star prospect, he is ranked as the No. 7 and the 136 overall prospect in the 2014 class.
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