I just heard from Butler Community College running back Jasper Sanders, who informed me that he’s committed to play for the University of South Dakota. Sanders, a 1st team All-Jayhawk selection this season, led the Grizzlies with 938 yards rushing and 13 TDs in a backfield with two other rushers that went over 600 yards in Derrick Thomas (782) and Dreamius Smith (685).
Sanders, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, went 22-2 in his two seasons at Butler and scored the game-winning touchdown in the Citizens Bank Bowl against Trinity Valley as the Grizzlies finished No. 2 in the final NJCAA poll. One unique thing about him is that he played quarterback at KC Piper in high school and has worked really hard at learning the tailback position the last two years … but still gives you the option of running the Wildcat succesfully if you’ve got him on your team, which Butler did at times. I know Maryland showed interest toward the end but did not need another juco running back.