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The Texas 2017-18 Gatorade State Player of the Year and also named Mr. Texas Football by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine ... Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports, while Rivals has him as a three-star prospect ... ESPN ranks him as the No. 7 dual threat quarterback in this year’s national class and as the top quarterback prospect from the state of Texas ... 247Sports composite rating lists him as the No. 9 dual threat quarterback and the 27th-best player coming out of Texas this year ... Ranked in the ESPN 300 as the No. 115 overall recruit in the nation ... Nominated to compete in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

High School: Played for coach Dave Henigan at Ryan ... Compiled a 46-6 record in 52 career starts over four seasons, passing for 8,747 yards despite suffering two season-ending injuries ... Led the Raiders deep in the UIL State Playoffs throughout his career, finishing as a Class 6A D1 quarterfinalist in 2015 and a Class 5A D1 semifinalist in 2016 and 2017 ... Finished his high school career by winning 30 consecutive regular season contests over his final three seasons as the program’s starting quarterback ... Threw for 3,845 yards and 54 touchdowns during his senior season ... Showed off his ability to run the football as well, racking up 1,380 yards rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground in 2017 ... Had his eighth 100-yard rushing game of his senior season in the state semifinals, rushing 16 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns ... A 2017 finalist for the Landry Award, which recognizes the top high school football player in North Texas who demonstrates positive character and leadership attributes ... Passed for 3,288 yards and 35 touchdowns to just five interceptions as a junior in 2016 ... Also rushed for 1,099 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry, and scored 18 additional rushing touchdowns during his junior campaign ... Concluded his Ryan career with 146 total touchdowns (106 passing, 40 rushing) ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury late in his freshman season, but returned to the field within four months and started all of Ryan’s games in 2015, leading the Raiders to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the Class 6A D1 quarterfinals ... One of three Cowboy signees (C.J. Moore and Jonathan Shepherd) to be nominated to compete in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Named a finalist for the 2017 Landry Award, which honors the top high school football player from North Texas who demonstrates positive character and leadership attributes ... Also collected 2016 Texas APSE Class 5A First-Team All-State Quarterback honors, as well as being named to the 2016 Texas Sports Writers Assocation Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention squad ... Played basketball and competes in track and field events such as the 300 meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and 4x400 meter relay at Ryan ... Chose Oklahoma State over other offers from Baylor, Colorado, Kansas State, Missouri, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others.

Spencer Sanders
  • QB
  • 6-2
  • 195
  • Denton, TX
  • Ryan HS