Kendall Sanders

Kendall Sanders

The courtship of Athens’ Kendall Sanders continues — in earnest.

According to, a site which follows University of Texas athletics, a pair of Longhorn football coaches were in Athens Tuesday to time Kendall Sanders in the 40-yard dash.

The Web site says Duane Akina, UT’s assistant head coach and defensive backs coach, and co-recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, visited with Sanders.

Sanders has already made an oral committment to play for Oklahoma State. However, oral committments are not binding.

As a junior, the 6-1, 175-pound Sanders ran for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 780 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 24 touchdowns in a season is a school record. He was a major contributor in leading the Hornets to the Class 3A, Division II regional finals.

Sanders was named most valuable player on the All-Henderson County football and basketball teams. He started at point guard for the Hornets and led that team to the regional finals, as well.

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