Spencer Sanders transfers to Ole Miss: Former Oklahoma State starter joins loaded quarterback room

Former Oklahoma State beginning quarterback Spencer Sanders will switch to Ole Miss, the senior announced on Twitter. By committing to the Rebels beneath coach Lane Kiffin, Sanders joins a loaded quarterback room that features incumbent starter Jaxson Dart and former four-star prospect Walker Howard, who simply transferred from LSU this week. Sanders, who entered the switch portal on December 5 after 4 years because the Cowboys’ signal-caller, additionally thought of Auburn according to ESPN.

“I will are available in and work my tail off both means, whether or not the room is packed or not,” Sanders advised 247Sports. “That is simply my mindset. I’ve all the time had a mindset of competing, driving, striving for higher. I’ve by no means shied away from competitors. I am not going to start out now.”

Sanders threw for 9.553 yards, 67 touchdowns and 40 interceptions in 43 video games for Oklahoma State, including 1,956 yards and 18 touchdowns on the bottom. He was a first-team All-Large 12 choice in 2021 after throwing for two,839 yards, speeding for 668 yards and accounting for 26 touchdowns (20 passing).

His profession accomplishments will probably be put to the check in Oxford. Dart is a rising junior who threw for two,974 yards, rushed for 614 yards and tallied 21 whole touchdowns in his first yr as Ole Miss’ starter. Howard, a redshirt freshman with 4 years of eligibility remaining, noticed motion in two video games for the Tigers this previous season, together with the 63-7 Citrus Bowl victory over Purdue by which he accomplished 2 of 4 passes for 7 yards in mop-up obligation. 

Nevertheless, Dart’s 11 interceptions had been regarding. Did that inconsistency within the passing recreation result in Kiffin diving head first into the switch quarterback market? It is potential. No matter spurned the spree, it is truthful to say that Kiffin is creating the “Starvation Video games” for high-profile school quarterbacks. Howard nonetheless has loads of eligibility left, so sitting behind Dart and Sanders and studying the system in preparation to someday incomes the beginning job is not the worst thought on this planet. Nevertheless, Dart and Sanders have loads of expertise as beginning quarterbacks, and there is just one soccer to go round. 

“I’ve plenty of self-confidence,” Sanders mentioned. “I am an enormous believer in myself. My cash is on me each time. So, I wasn’t too fearful about what the quarterback room seems like. I’ve obtained fairly good expertise. I have been within the recreation for 4 years. I really feel like I’ve obtained somewhat little bit of an edge.”

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