Alabama flipped ESPN 300 athlete Drew Sanders from Oklahoma on Monday.
Sanders is the No. 37-ranked recruit in the 2020 class. He had been committed to Oklahoma since 2017, but changed his mind and switched to Alabama. The 6-foot5, 220-pound linebacker from Billy Ryan High School in Denton, is the No. 4-rnked athlete in the class.
“The main reason for me committing to Oklahoma in the first place, I was in the beginning of going into high school, and I had only played offense,” Sanders said. “I was going to play tight end, and I thought Oklahoma was one of the best places for that. As I played defense more and more, I thought the SEC is kind of built on defense, and Alabama was a good fit for me.”
Even though committed to Oklahoma, Sanders was still taking visits to other campuses including Alabama, Texas A&M, and LSU, to name a few.
“I spent the past weekend with Coach [Nick] Saban and all the other coaches,” Sanders said. “They really enjoyed me and my family, and we enjoyed them. We felt that comfortable feeling with them that you’re looking for.
With Sanders now officially on board, Alabama has 13 of ESPN 300 commitments at this time, which is most of any program in this recruiting class