Thursday afternoon Eddie Jordan and Rutgers picked up a potential difference maker when four-star guard Corey Sanders ended his recruitment in their favor.
A well-traveled and extremely athletic 6-foot-1 point guard who is a senior at Lakeland (Fla.) George Jenkins, Sanders ranks No. 73 nationally but has the potential to play far beyond that ranking.
His summer coach Diana Neal of the Showtime Ballers said that the level of pursuit by Rutgers made a difference.
"They were the only school that offered and recruited him the hardest," Neal told Rivals.com. "They are more like family to him and he will also play right because they need a point guard."
Electric in the open floor, Sanders plays an eye-catching style that includes lots of big dunks and flashy dribble moves. Though Sanders has all of the natural tools, he is a bit rough around the edges and in Jordan he sees a coach who could help him unleash his full potential.
"He looked at where he could be a pro and felt Eddie Jordan could help him follow his dream," said Neal. "They have been really good and showed that they need him more than just want him."
Sanders is the first member of Rutgers 2015 recruiting class.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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