Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ace Sanders electrifying punt return could lead to bigger things

Is it time for Ace Sanders to have a break out game?

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has been hinting along those lines believing the former Manatee High standout is coming into his own.

Sanders showed some of that talent that Spurrier coveted when he recruiter the receiver after his final season at Manatee in 2010.

The ole ball coach is also looking for some receivers. South Carolina quarterbacks have completed 21 passes in their two games this season and 10 have gone to Alshon Jeffery.

Sanders has four receptions for 46 yards, including at TD catch against East Carolina in the Gamecocks season opener. He also had what has been described as a simply amazing 68-yard punt return for a touchdown in that game.

Everyone is saying he looks faster and more confident and needs to have the ball in his hands more. Spurrier has shown he is the kind of guy who will do that if he believes in a player.

Last week in South Carolina's 45-42 victory over Georgia, Sanders caught 3 passes for 43 yards, including a 30-yard reception.

South Carolina is home this Saturday against Navy in a game scheduled to kickoff on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.

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