Winding Down

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Dec 28, 2007


"Both Florida and Georgia are great programs and I think both will be great teams in the next few years," Zebrie Sanders said. "Florida has Tim Tebow and he just won the Heisman, plus they always recruit well. Georgia is also pretty stacked and has a lot of young exciting players. They are really the ones that I know most about and the ones that I'm the most comfortable with..."

Zebrie Sanders, the 6-foot-6, 273-pound four-star offensive tackle from Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio, says it's down to Florida and Georgia with those two leading big over UCLA, LSU and Louisville.

Sanders has already visited both the Gators (Sept. 14) and Dawgs (Sept. 8), as well as LSU (Nov. 22) and Louisville (Dec. 14). He still plans to visit UCLA on Jan. 11 before making a final decision.

"I'm getting pretty tired of recruiting, so I'd like to decide soon," Sanders said. "I like some of the perks of recruiting and it's nice doing interviews and stuff, but it gets tiring getting calls from coaches and recruiters at like 10 at night.

"I still want to take some time because I'm not 100 percent sure, but it'll probably be shortly after the Under Armour All-America game (Jan. 5, Sanders is on the Team Red Roster).

"I'd still like to get down to Florida one more time before I decide and I think both coach Mark Richt and Urban Meyer are gonna try to come by the house again once they can.

"Both Florida and Georgia are great programs and I think both will be great teams in the next few years. Florida has Tim Tebow and he just won the Heisman, plus they always recruit well. Georgia is also pretty stacked and has a lot of young exciting players. They are really the ones that I know most about and the ones that I'm the most comfortable with.

"Coach Meyer and coach Richt are both very aggressive coaches and both very family-oriented guys," he said. "The main difference is that coach Meyer likes to run the spread, while coach Richt prefers to run the ball more."

While Sanders insists he's pretty set on either Florida or Georgia, he explains why he's still eager to visit UCLA. "I really want to see what it's like," he said. "That's the only other school I could see being up there with Florida and Georgia. I know they are trying to find a coach now and I'm sure they'll get somebody great. There's a lot of opportunities at UCLA and that's a team that is moving up."

Sanders is ranked as the No. 26 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com.

He reports a 3.4 core GPA, a 1070 SAT and a 23 ACT.



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