BREAKING: Fresno State transfer DB Cale Sanders commits to SMU

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Fresno State cornerback transfer Cale Sanders Jr. committed to SMU, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday. Sanders will have three years to play two seasons remaining.

Sanders was a starter for the Bulldogs, and recorded 32 tackles, six pass breakups and two forced fumbles in the 2022 season. In 2021, he played in all 13 games, making 20 tackles, one tackle for loss, an interception and four pass breakups.

Sanders played high school football at New Caney in Texas, where he was a three-star prospect. He was the No. 100 overall running back in the 2021 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

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SMU adding plenty of transfer talent

Sanders joins Missouri transfer offensive lineman Hyrin White, Miami transfers Key’Shawn Smith, Jordan MillerElijah RobertsJaylan Knighton, West Virginia transfer defensive back Charles Woods and Stanford defensive back Jonathan McGill as transfer commits for SMU. Head coach Rhett Lashlee and his staff are balancing preparing for the New Mexico Bowl with transfer recruiting.

“We have to be out actively recruiting, but at the same time preparing for a game in less than two weeks,” Lashlee said last week. “We’re out recruiting hard this week. We had a good practice over the weekend. We’ll be able to practice some this weekend and try and get in a normal game week routine in terms of leading up to the game a week from Saturday, but also still recruiting non-stop, in and out until we leave Wednesday for the bowl site.”

The Mustangs will face BYU on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC.

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