Each year, Ohio is known for sending some of the best prospects to the top schools across the nation. Class of 2017 athlete, Zuriel Sanders, from Akron, Ohio, may not be the most known recruit in 2017, but he is becoming one of the best in that class.
Sanders, a Firestone high school prospect, does not hold any offers but is starting to hear from schools like Kentucky, Miami (OH), Vanderbilt, and most recently Ohio State. He was invited to come to Columbus for the Virginia Tech game this week and will be in attendance. Sanders is very interested in Ohio State and credits to current players for that interest.
“One of the biggest reasons I love Ohio State is because of Doran Grant and Corey Smith,” Sanders told Eleven Warriors of why he is interested in Ohio State. “They are from Akron, my hometown so that is pretty neat. I also really enjoy the coaches and the atmosphere of the university. I went down to the spring game and the atmosphere was great!”
Sanders is hoping to use this season as a chance to show the coaches what he can do. His team is 0-2, after losing last week to class of 2017 runningback Todd Sibley and his Hoban squad. Sanders is happy with his individual performances in the early part of the season and is hoping to improve upon each game. “I hope to continue on the same path that I am on,” Sanders said of his season.
With visits to Akron, Illinois, and Ohio State coming up, he is hoping to gain a better understanding of where he stands in terms of an offer. He knows that it would be difficult to turn down an Ohio State offer if he were to receive one, but is open to a lot of schools. With a good performance this season, Sanders might be able to earn an Ohio State offer.
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