If that does not tell you something about his character and personality, I don't know what else would. I am not sure I have ever seen a quote like that about an opposing player whom you just met for the first time. It is at the bottom of an article on Denard.
While on the South Carolina bus returning to the team hotel, Sanders said he and his teammates discussed that Gardner would be a welcome addition to the Gamecocks.
"He could fit it on our team, because that's how our whole team is — we like to joke and play around, and I could tell that's how the Michigan team is, too," Sanders said. "He is a true comedian. Having somebody on the team like that makes the workload seem a little lighter when you can laugh and joke like that. I would enjoy having him on our team."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121228/SPORTS0201/212280427#ixzz2GOCkDBTm