Barry Sanders Jr. looks a lot like Barry Sanders when it comes to playing football
With a name like Barry Sanders Jr., you almost have to be good at football, right?
Turns out that Sanders, son of the Detroit Lions' Hall of Fame running back of the same name, is. Playing for 5-0 Heritage Hall (Okla.) High School, Sanders has rushed for 970 yards and 14 touchdowns. His best performance came Friday against Tulsa NOAH; he scored five touchdowns -- three in a four-carry span -- and ran for 313 yards on 13 carries.
Yahoo's Cam Smith reports that Sanders is considering his dad's alma mater, Oklahoma State, Alabama, UCLA and Florida State.
"I haven't really felt much pressure, because my family hasn't really been pressuring me," Sanders said. "I think that when people start feeling the pressure, it's because it's coming from the family and the people you're around. But nobody I'm really close with has been pressuring me into it, so I feel like I can go anywhere I want to."
Sanders said he's in no hurry to announce his decision.
"That's something I'll have to think about," he said. "I'll go through the process and see who I want to visit, and go from there. I don't know if I'll make it before signing day or what, but I'm going to play it by ear."
While you wait, compare and contrast his running style with that of his dad.
| October 5, 2010; 2:01 PM ET
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