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Barry Sanders chooses Stanford over Bama, Oklahoma State

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As expected, the biggest name of the day, Barry Sanders, chooses to go to Stanford.

Sanders, in the last commitment of the day, chose the Cardinal over Oklahoma State, Alabama and Florida State. The Heritage Hall (OK) running back has been one of the most touted recruits for the 2012 class.

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12 Responses to “Barry Sanders chooses Stanford over Bama, Oklahoma State”
  1. raiderredleg says: Jan 7, 2012 4:00 PM

    As a OSU fan I hate to see him not come to Stillwater, but Stanford has a built a very good offense set up with running the ball behind huge offensive linemen.

    Bottomline…OSU’s spread offense just wouldn’t showcase his talents as much as Stanford’s.

    It will be fun to watch him go agains the best in the PAC-12.

  2. lanzurrah says: Jan 7, 2012 4:29 PM

    Kid has a good head on his shoulders.

  3. driley715 says: Jan 7, 2012 5:42 PM

    Looks just like his pops. Hopefully he can ball like him too.

  4. jason1214 says: Jan 7, 2012 6:52 PM

    Good for young Sanders, he’ll be a good fit there. And thats coming from a Bama fan.

  5. Walk says: Jan 7, 2012 8:41 PM

    I was going to make almost the same comment jason1214. I would have loved watching him play on the local networks but the choice before him would have been impossible for me to make. Stanford’s past and recent success along with it’s academic reputation though, well who can really pass that up? Well done young man.

  6. bamasleeper13 says: Jan 7, 2012 9:11 PM

    Wish he had chosen Bama but Stanford is a good choice for him. If he is half the class act his dad was he will do well. Good luck Barry!

  7. Deb says: Jan 7, 2012 9:35 PM

    Can’t begrudge him choosing a great academic institution like Stanford, though I think the SEC would be a better football choice for a running back. But from what I hear, this young man has big things ahead of him regardless. Wishing you all the best at Stanford, Barry!!!

  8. raiderredleg says: Jan 7, 2012 10:24 PM


    You sure can’t begrudge him for picking one of the best scholastic universities in the country over the “SEC”…Guess his Dad’s smarts rubbed off on him big time!

    Besides Stanford has a offense tailor made for a running back…Makes it a better football choice also.

  9. Deb says: Jan 7, 2012 10:47 PM

    @raiderredleg …

    Um, yes, clearly I said I couldn’t begrudge him choosing a great academic institution like Stanford :roll: But if it makes you feel like a big man to reiterate my comment with special emphasis on oooooh “SEC”–as though only the world’s stupidest people graduate from SEC schools, go right ahead. I’d be willing to bet I know quite a few SEC grads with IQs higher than his, higher than yours, and even higher than those of some Stanford grads. If you were as smart as you think you are, you’d know generalizations are odious.

    Frankly, I’m not aware of Barry Sanders Sr. being a great intellect, but if you say so …

    I didn’t post anything negative about Stanford in that comment and wished Sanders well. All I did was acknowledge the SEC’s well-known emphasis on running the ball. But of course, I knew any mention of the SEC would be enough to generate negative attention. The rest of you are soooo sensitive about being left out of the title picture the last few years.

    How delicious! 😀

  10. mrlitl says: Jan 8, 2012 1:36 AM

    Odious. Nice word Deb. RTR.

  11. gopokes0714 says: Jan 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    He would have a hard time making it up our depth chart at OSU. we have 3 very talented backs that will be there for a while. obviously I would love to have him, but it is what it is. I don’t know if anyone outside of this area knows, but he isn’t even the best back at his high school.

    Also he goes to a high academic private high school, so Stanford is a perfect fit.

    @Deb I would take you up on the IQ challenge.

  12. pdcooper08 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:11 PM

    We’ll see now after A. Luck is gone just how good the program will be. I say they take 2 or 3 steps back and are just an average Pac 12 team.

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