Class of 2018 four-star quarterback Spencer Sanders announced his commitment to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday afternoon, according to his Twitter account. Sanders is currently rated as the No. 8 dual threat quarterback in his class and becomes the program’s first hard commit in the 2018 class.
A 6-2, 190-pounder from Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, Sanders committed to Oklahoma State on Saturday, the same day he took his unofficial visit to campus and watched the Cowboys knock off the No. 22 Texas Longhorns, 49-31.
Sanders had time to make his decision, as he is only in the midst of his junior campaign in high school, but despite offers from other top-flight programs such as Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Baylor, Sanders chose the Cowboys, who currently do not have a quarterback signed in their 18-man 2017 recruiting class. The Cowboys currently have only two quarterbacks on the active roster with junior Mason Rudolph under center and redshirt sophomore Taylor Cornelius backing him up.
The opportunity to potentially play right away jumps off the page for a player who was highly recruited.
Oklahoma State has opened the 2016 season with a 3-2 mark, shrouded in controversy over their Week 2 loss at home to Central Michigan, which they lost on a last-second hail mary that never should have occurred. They split their first two games in the Big 12 against Baylor and Texas, and will still have an opportunity to win the conference after seeing each team outside of West Virginia lose a game in the first few weeks of the season.