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Barry J. Sanders

Speculation was rampant last week about standout running back Barry J. Sanders of Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall), Okla., possibly ending up at the University of Alabama. Sanders, who is at the top of Go Pokes Top 35 Oklahoma recruiting prospects, is considered one of the top running backs in the 2012 recruiting class.

The source of the Alabama panic of last week is a column on Bleacher Report, a sports website. Larry Burton, the featured Alabama columnist on Bleacher Report, made the case for Sanders ending up at Alabama. Burton based his column on a variety of factors, including positive comments made by Sander's father, former Oklahoma...

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