Heritage Hall's Barry J. Sanders in no hurry to announce commitment

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO, Staff Writer, bprzybylo@opubco.com Modified: June 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm •  Published: June 23, 2011

Heritage Hall running back Barry J. Sanders was at Florida State earlier this week for a camp, but he said that it is not an indicator that he is closer to committing.

Sanders, who has said in the past he wants to wait before committing, stood by that stance Thursday.

“I'm not going to rush into any thing,” Sanders said. “Right now I'm just taking a couple of visits before I narrow it down.”

Sanders said he plans on naming a top five when the school year begins and those five schools will be where he makes his official visits.

Sanders named Oklahoma State, Alabama, Florida State and UCLA as his four favorites last year.

Though Sanders was at FSU for the second time, he didn't work out. He said he is not 100 percent recovered from foot surgery in the winter.

“I'm close. Definitely. I would say in the 90s (percent), but I'm not there, and I don't want to risk anything,” Sanders said.

Sanders, a four-star prospect, has offers from 15 schools, including Stanford, Auburn and Notre Dame, to go with his top four schools and other universities.