Athens coach Paul Essary said Sanders told him that he decommited out of respect for Mike Gundy and the OSU coaching staff, because he didn’t want to talk to other schools while he was committed to them.
The decommitment comes less than a week after Sanders received an offer from Texas.
“I just know it’s a big decision for the young man,” Essary said. “He just wanted to make sure this is 100 percent the place he wanted to go.
“In fact, he told me, ‘I’m probably still gonna go (to OSU); I just wanna make sure.”
Essary said Sanders is considering OSU, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech and Texas, in no particular order.
Sanders (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) is the No. 4 athlete and No. 64 overall prospect in the country according to Rivals.
He was selected earlier this month play in January’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.