**Impatience Or Prudence? … Linebacker Tommy Sanders from El Dorado (Kan.) Butler Community College could not wait any longer. He had planned to announce his college choice Wednesday night, but instead announced on Tuesday night that he is headed to Texas A&M. Bucknuts readers shouldn’t be surprised Sanders is not headed to Ohio State.
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In Bill Kurelic’s prediction update on Sunday he did not have Sanders as a Buckeye and we’ve had nothing in the Boarding House indicating we thought Sanders was Columbus bound. When Sanders made his official visit to Ohio State the Buckeyes did not offer him a scholarship in large part because they have limited spots left in their class and are currently the leader for the top two linebackers on their board: Mike Mitchell and Trey Johnson.
As Sanders got closer to his decision nothing changed in terms of the two linebackers the OSU staff really wants. The Buckeyes remain the favorite to land both Mitchell and Johnson and taking three linebackers in this class would have been very difficult.
While Sanders’ decision probably surprised some of the other Ohio State sites that were predicting he would pick the Buckeyes, the South Carolina coaching staff is probably the most surprised by his decision .
The Gamecocks, who recently had a 4-star linebacker de-commit and are losing their entire 2-deep at linebacker from this past season, rolled out the red carpet when Sanders was on his official visit to Columbia over the weekend including having star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney play host to Sanders.
We were told by a source close to the South Carolina staff as late as Tuesday evening that the Gamecock coaches were confident that Sanders was going to play his college football at South Carolina.
As far as what is all means to the Buckeyes? Well, it is carry on as Urban Meyer and company try to nail down their top two linebacker targets in Mitchell and Johnson.
**Cool Move … There was time when it looked like Class of 2014 wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass from Springfield (Ohio) was on the verge of becoming a Buckeye. Then … not so much.