Oklahoma football recruiting: Sooners close strong with DB Zack Sanchez

Oklahoma may have lost commitments from De'Vante Harris and Kevin Peterson, but it gained a solid DB in Keller, Texas, standout Zack Sanchez
by Ryan Aber Published: January 31, 2012
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When the Sooners lost cornerback commitments De'Vante Harris and Kevin Peterson in the final weeks before signing day, recruiting in the secondary over the final moments before singing day was at a premium.

Zack Sanchez, out of Keller, Texas, wound up being a big part of Oklahoma's strong close at the position.

Sanchez had wanted and offer from the Sooners for awhile but when it didn't look like it was coming, he committed to Baylor in July.

But when things started opening back up in January — and with some changes on the OU coaching staff — the Sooners made a final run at Sanchez.

After a visit last weekend, Sanchez made his switch official on Monday with an announcement on Twitter.

Sanchez (6-foot-0, 172 pounds) was borderline to pick up an offer from Baylor over the summer but after strong performances in camps, was offered by the Bears and committed shortly afterward.

He continued to improve as a senior, as a two-way standout. Sanchez had 41 catches for 944 yards and 15 total touchdowns this year. He picked off nine passes, returning two for touchdowns, had 30 tackles and broke up eight passes during the regular season.

He also helped Central to the UIL playoffs for the first time.

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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