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Barry Sanders Jr. says Mark Ingram Jr. is NFL draft bound

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From our “take this secondhand information with a grain of salt but it’s interesting anyway” department: The running back son of one former NFL player may have revealed that the running back son of another former NFL player will enter the 2011 NFL draft.

OKBlitz.com quotes Barry Sanders Jr., a junior in high school who’s being recruited by Alabama, as saying that Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban told him that Alabama’s starting running back, Mark Ingram Jr., is leaving school early for the NFL.

“He just said ‘We need running backs,’” Sanders said. “How Trent [Richardson] would be a senior if I were to go [to Alabama]. He told me Ingram’s leaving, he’s making it public probably Friday.”

Ingram, who won the 2009 Heisman Trophy, has first-round talent. It makes sense that he’d be ready to move on to the next level.

But as our friends at College Football Talk note, Saban is a control freak who won’t be thrilled with Sanders making this information public prior to the official announcement. Then again, if Sanders plays for Alabama and makes plays like this and this, Saban can probably forgive him for having a big mouth.

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7 Responses to “Barry Sanders Jr. says Mark Ingram Jr. is NFL draft bound”
  1. granadafan says: Jan 5, 2011 7:23 PM

    Christ. I can’t believe Barry Sanders’ son is ready to play in college already! It just seems like a few years ago Barry was still juking defenders and breaking their ankles.

  2. smarterthana5thgrader says: Jan 5, 2011 7:28 PM

    His dad was one of the best to play the position, and what stood out most from him is how he never stirred trouble in the media. This kid needs to learn fast on how to keep his mouth shut, I’m sure Ingram won’t appreciate this..

  3. R8RBOB says: Jan 5, 2011 7:54 PM

    I don’t think “Barry Sanders, Jr.” will have to worry about how Nick Saban is feeling. His name alone will get every college attempting to recruit him.

  4. abrown592 says: Jan 5, 2011 9:23 PM

    I don’t think this guy is riding his dad’s family name. Watch his highlight reel. He is going to make your jaw drop. Bigger than his dad, but has the moves like his old man. He is ridiculous and the real deal.

  5. rcali says: Jan 5, 2011 9:47 PM

    It is true. Jr. was the only player to run back a punt in high school football this year.

  6. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 5, 2011 11:48 PM

    Detroit should pick Barry Sanders Jr. up and force him out like they did to his father.

  7. da11ascowboys says: Jan 6, 2011 12:52 PM

    Stay in OKLAHOMA Barry!!! :(

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