Coming out of high school, Zack Sanchez had a choice.
Sanchez starred on both sides of the ball in high school and could play either wide receiver or cornerback in college.
Now a college sophomore, Sanchez ended up choosing to play cornerback at the University of Oklahoma and the decision is starting to pay off.
The one time Texas all-state selection redshirted his first year as a Sooner, then earned a starting spot on Bob Stoop’s defense for the 2013 season.
Sanchez started all 13 games, picked off two passes, was named a freshman All-American and was recently named to the watch list for college football’s top defensive back award for the 2014 season.
With the graduation of Aaron Colvin, Sanchez becomes the Sooners top returning cornerback for 2014.
Watch the video above to hear why Sanchez chose to play defense in college and see how the decision is paying off for him.