National Signing Day 2014: WR Krenwick Sanders signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day, we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including wide receiver Krenwick Sanders from Jesup, Ga. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Wisconsin's 2014 class.

Class
Position
Height
Weight
2014
WR
6'2
195 lbs
School
Composite Ranking
Jesup (GA) Wayne County
(No. 63 WR)

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Above all, Krenwick Sanders' offer list stands out. While the foundations of Wisconsin's once-ranked class were shaken over the past month and change, Sanders stuck to his commitment despite entreaties from Florida, Florida State, Georgia (where he was previously committed) and South Carolina. Wisconsin's recruiting class won't finish in the top 25 this year, but it can take pride in scooping SEC country for a player.

In sharp dischord with his offers, Sanders had little hype from the recruiting services. 247 Sports was by far the most bullish, ranking him as a four-star and the 38th-best best wide receiver in the country. Sanders looks just fine on tape. He runs smooth, has size and seems to have the extra gear to separate from cornerbacks on deep balls, perfect to catch up to Joel Stave overthrows.

He may not be the same caliber athlete as Dareian Watkins, but he appears to be the more polished receiver at this point. Given Wisconsin's depth at wide receiver, there is a very real possibility that Sanders can contribute as a true freshman.

Rankings

Rivals: 5.8 (No. 62 WR)
Scout (No. 104 WR)
ESPN: 78 (No. 85 WR)
247: 91 (No. 38 WR)

Verbally committed Oct. 8, 2013

Sanders committed to Georgia on Nov. 29, 2012. He opened his recruitment back up the following July, however, and committed to Wisconsin in October one month after his official visit. He threatened to take an official visit to Florida on Jan. 24, but Thomas Hammock and Chris Beatty were able to persuade him to stick with Wisconsin.

When he committed, Sanders was big on the family environment in Madison:

"When I went there it was a family environment. I like how coach (Gary) Anderson bases his program as a family," Sanders told 247sports. "I felt like I could see myself there for the next four years or longer if necessary.

"I like the coaching staff an their offense. The town is like everything evolves around football. That's the only thing they've got. If you play football you don't have to worry about that. Wherever we went we fit in. There was no shy moments. It was like those people knew me my whole life."

Video highlights

Statistics

I was unable to track down Sanders' season statistics, but he did have six receptions for 291 yards and six (!) touchdowns in a game last November. That's pretty good!

Honors

Named Class AAAA first-team wide receiver in Georgia

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