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Sanders is first from Georgia

The door is open. Trying to begin a pipeline in the state of Georgia, Assistant Coach Thomas Hammock and Wisconsin have their first verbal commitment from the Peach State.

Sanders is commitment No. 16 for Wisconsin.

Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County Wide Receiver Krenwick Sanders committed to the Badgers Monday, becoming the second wide receiver, but more importantly, the first Georgia native headed to Madison.

"When I went there it was a family environment. I like how coach (Gary) Anderson bases his program as a family," Sanders told 247sports. "I felt like I could see myself there for the next four years or longer if necessary.

"I like the coaching staff an their offense. The town is like everything evolves around football. That's the only thing they've got. If you play football you don't have to worry about that. Wherever we went we fit in. There was no shy moments. It was like those people knew me my whole life."

Sanders, a one time Georgia commit, also held offers from the Bulldogs, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, North Carolina, South Florida, and Vanderbilt.

The three-star wide receiver took his first an only official visit to Wisconsin the weekend of September 7, which put the Badgers in the driver's seat the rest of the way.

"They said they were excited when I told them," said Sanders. "They are ready for me to get there. Coach Hammock just kept it real the whole time. He didn't give me any false info. He told me the deal."

Sanders might not be the only Georgia native in Wisconsin's 2014 class. Teammate Jeremy Patterson also holds an offer from the Badgers, who remain high on the list of the three-star defensive tackle.

"I'm going to talk to him about it," Sanders stated. "He said he was looking at them, FSU and NC State."

Sanders is ranked as the No. 56 wide receiver in the nation by 247sports and the 16th verbal commitment for the Badgers in the class of 2014.

"(Wisconsin) is getting a hard worker," he said. "I'll be happy wherever they want to use me."

Quotes courtesy of Ryan Bartow.

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