If the Ohio State Buckeyes decide to extend an offer to four-star 2015 wide receiver C.J. Sanders, then they become the obvious favorite to land the Brentwood, Tennessee standout. For now, the Stanford Cardinal are the early favorites to land Sanders, but the in-state Vanderbilt Commodores are an SEC school to watch for closely, as Sanders seems to be high on the ‘Dores.
Even though he is just a sophomore, Sanders is a highly touted wide receiver with plenty of major interest. He also holds offers from the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs, as well as interest from the Michigan Wolverines and LSU Tigers. Sanders is currently being recruited to Ohio State by Tim Hinton, and today’s visit to Columbus us a big one for both program and recruit.
Ohio State will need to decide if they want to give C.J. Sanders that early offer, and it will be interesting to see if Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes can continue to make an impression on one of the top five recruits in the state of Tennessee. There is little doubt that Sanders is one of the top 250 prospects in the country, and there is also little doubt that he really likes Ohio State. The Buckeyes should extend an offer to him at some point, and it could be better if they give the four-star WR that offer sooner than later. It’s tough to get a read on prospects even in the class of 2015, but, if it helps, 247Sports already rates Sanders as the 27th-best wide receiver recruit in the country for 2015. And, after all, Stanford and Tennessee have already offered, so other elite programs believe in Sanders.
The 5’10”, 160 pound Brentwood Academy star had nine receiving touchdowns as a sophomore and is an Ohio State legacy, as his father Chris Sanders played for OSU and the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. Ohio State would do well to offer this guy and hopefully get a commitment from him down the road. Sanders is one of the swiftest athletes in the state of Tennessee, and that more than makes up for his lack of size.