Ole Miss Makes Four-Star Offensive Lineman Brycen Sanders’ Top Four
OXFORD, Miss. — While most of the college sporting world is focused on the Final Four in New Orleans this weekend, Ole Miss is happy to have made a different final four in the football arena.
Chattanooga, Tenn., offensive lineman Brycen Sanders has included Ole Miss as one of the four schools he is considering attending in 2023.
The Rebels join Oklahoma, LSU and Tennessee as Sanders’ final choices to continue his career. He held as many as 27 offers before refining his favorites.
A four-star recruit from the Baylor School, Sanders has already taken an unofficial visit to Oxford when Ole Miss beat LSU 31-17 in October. He was also on hand at Neyland Stadium when Tennessee fell to the Rebels 31-26.
All Glory to God
Commitment coming in June ⏳ pic.twitter.com/vcIPzBmyYV
— Brycen Sanders (@BrycenSanders1) March 29, 2022
“Ole Miss is always going to have one of the best offenses in the country,” Sanders told The Rebel Walk.
“They were my first offer and they’ve always talked to me since then, and I think Coach (Jake) Thornton is a really good o-line coach. I’ll be taking an official trip next weekend to Ole Miss.”
Brycen Sanders on Ole Miss
Sanders also has a family connection to the Rebels. His grandfather, Richard Sanders, played for Ole Miss under legendary coach Johnny Vaught and with quarterback Archie Manning.
Sanders is 6-feet-6 and weighs in at 290 pounds. He currently ranks as No. 270 prospect nationally, the No. 8 interior offensive lineman and rated fourth in Tennessee.
Sanders would bring a great deal of depth to the future front seven for the Rebels, a luxury most teams covet.
Like many elite players in the 2023 class, the film alone does not do these kids justice, but scouting reports show Sanders has the following attributes:
● Very athletic and could shine at numerous spots on the line at either tackle spot and guard.
● Solid footwork
● Great body quickness
● Good closer on assignments
● Great football intelligence and instinct
● A multi-sport athlete who competes on the Red Raiders’ track and field team in the shot-put and discus.
Not bad for the first meet, 52” in shot and 140” in discus! pic.twitter.com/BcLO2oHb7W
— Brycen Sanders (@BrycenSanders1) March 15, 2022
Sanders also won a state title as a member of the Baylor wrestling team.
💍 https://t.co/GQwxebenLw pic.twitter.com/tNeWhCSMI7
— Brycen Sanders (@BrycenSanders1) February 6, 2022
Sanders is an exceptional athlete who has not yet reached his full potential.
Ole Miss has sent a number of linemen to the NFL as of late. Michael Oher and Laremy Tunsil have had great pro careers, Royce Newman is a young star with the Green Bay Packers, and Ben Brown will be joining the league in the fall.
After a few years in an Ole Miss uniform, Sanders could continue that tradition.
(Feature image graphic: Lee Ann Herring, The Rebel Walk)
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.