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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Juco LB Sanders, OSU still talking

By Brad Bournival

The Tommy Sanders (Cordele, Ga./Butler Community College) to Ohio State talk took a turn Wednesday night when rumors circulated that the junior college standout committed to the Buckeyes.

Those rumors were put to rest Thursday morning when the 6-foot-2, 215-pound outside linebacker indicated he had not committed via text message.

There is mutual interest even though Ohio State hasn’t tendered an offer just yet. In fact, both sides remain in contact as the mid-term signing day nears for junior college players -- it begins Dec. 19.

Sanders took an official visit to Ohio State last weekend and had an incredible time in Columbus. He has a visit scheduled for South Carolina this weekend and has taken officials to Mississippi State and Texas A&M as well.

Butler coach Troy Morrell indicated that Sanders wants to make a decision following his visit with the Gamecocks.

The player has offers from Baylor, Florida State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, South Florida and Texas A&M.

This season, Sanders recorded 71 tackles -- 20 for loss -- and logged eight sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception to go along with 12 pass breakups.