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Barry J. Sanders Is Transferring To Oklahoma State

The son of the greatest running back in Oklahoma State history will be playing for his father's program. 

Barry J. Sanders, a running back transferring from Stanford, is headed to play for the Cowboys. 

The news is being reported by The Oklahoman

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From the story:

“They’ve got my full commitment and I’m looking forward to being there come late June,” said Sanders, who is on track to graduate this summer.

His father, Barry Sanders, had arguably the greatest individual season in college football history in 1988 at OSU with 2,850 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns to win the Heisman Trophy.

“His message to me was to keep an open mind,” Sanders said. “I think that he would have wanted me to look at more schools. He definitely didn’t want me to make a decision without considering other options. What I told him was that this was something I’ve been thinking about for some time. I just knew this was the right decision and the right fit for a variety of different reasons."

Sanders, a 5-foot-10, 198-pound running back, totaled 672 yards and five touchdowns with the Cardinal.

He has one season of eligibility remaining and will be able to play in 2016 as a graduate transfer.