Andrew Luck may be headed for the NFL, but that doesn’t mean that Stanford won’t have plenty of star power entering the 2012 season. That’s because on Saturday, the Cardinal got a commitment from one of the top prep running backs in the country, and a player who’s name is familiar to football fans worldwide: Barry J. Sanders, son of former Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders.
The younger Sanders made his commitment in front of a national TV audience at yesterday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl:
"I get the chance to play with the greatest student-athletes in the world," Sanders said at the time of the announcement.
And while there might be more high-profile players who committed on Saturday, few have the name cache and reputation that Sanders will bring to Palo Alto next year. Rivals.com’s eighth ranked running back in the 2012 class selected the Cardinal over overtures from some of the top schools in the country, including Florida and Alabama. Hometown Oklahoma State was also in the mi...