Northmont’s Sanders gets plug pulled on him by SEC schools

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Northmont senior Zebrie Sanders

Clayton Northmont senior tackle Zebrie Sanders entered the high
school football season with a bevy of scholarship offers. After this
past weekend, two of them have been rescinded according to the Atlanta
Journal Constitution. Set to commit to the University of Florida on Sunday, Sanders
was told there were no more scholarships left for offensive lineman.
The same thing happened at his second choice – Georgia – as well.


Clayton Northmont senior tackle Zebrie Sanders entered the high school football season with a bevy of scholarship offers. After this past weekend, two of them have been rescinded according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Set to commit to the University of Florida on Sunday, Sanders was told there were no more scholarships left for offensive lineman. The same thing happened at his second choice – Georgia – as well.

“The school that Zebrie was going to commit to called and informed him they no longer have slots available,” Sanders’ father Vincent Sanders told the AJC. “It was a disappointing situation for him. He had told that school to hold a spot for him when he went on a visit there.

“And Zebrie had already called all the other coaches and told them he appreciated the experience, but he wanted to go elsewhere. Needless to say, now he feels like he has egg on his face.”

According to the AJC, Sanders’ chance to commit to Florida ended this past week after the Gators accepted commitments from offensive linemen Ricky Barnum of Lakeland, Fl. and Matt Patchan of Seffner, Fl.

Georgia is in a similar situation. The Bulldogs have reached the max in the total number of scholarships they have remaining for the current class as well.

Said Vincent Sanders: “I have not talked to the people at Georgia. They told Zebrie if anything comes open they will contact him.”

Sanders is a 6-foot-6, 270 pound tackle that is ranked No. 11 overall in the Ohio Class of 2008 by Ohio High Magazine recruiting editor Duane Long.

Florida State and UCLA now appear to be Sanders’ new favorites. Ohio State has yet to offer.

“He may take an official visit to FSU – he may take an official to UCLA,” Vincent Sanders said. “He’s going to go where they want him.”

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