The Kentucky Wildcats have been gaining a lot of momentum on the football side of things with all the recent commits that Mark Stoops and his staff have been getting.
One of the more recent commits, Earnest Sanders out of Flint Beecher (MI), fell in love with Kentucky the moment he first visited.
Brendan Savage of mlive.com caught up with Sanders to see what it was about Kentucky that made them the right choice.
Sanders had planned on visiting the Michigan State Spartans, Penn State Nittany Lions, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers but once he went to Kentucky, he cancelled the rest of his visits and made the announcement that he would be a Wildcat.
“I chose Kentucky because it felt like a home environment,” Sanders said. “It was just like my high school. My coaches, they’re on me and I felt like me going down there and playing for those guys and going to school there, I felt like they’re going to be on me and they’re going to lead me the right way.”
He also noted just how much the coaches and players cared.
Sanders even broke down into tears of joy when he told his parents the decision that he had made.
We all know the success that this team is starting to have on the field coming off a 10-win season. Stoops wanted Sanders to help build a tradition of success and they want to get Sanders on the field and in the game as a freshman.
”I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity at Kentucky. I felt it was where I needed to be, and I went down and I pulled the trigger.”
In his past high school campaign, Sanders had 42 receptions for 1,047 yards and 15 TDs while rushing for six more TDs, returning two kickoffs for TDs and taking a punt back for another for a total of 24 TDs.
I believe that this kid is going to have a great career at Kentucky and that he will be a fan favorite even though he already should be with how much he loves the school and how excited he is to play at Kentucky.