Kaden Saunders

Wide Receiver
5′10″ / 172 lbs
Westerville, OH
Westerville South
Class of 2022
Rating: 91

National Avg
Rating: 90.7

School Preferences

Official Visit
Notre Dame
Michigan State
Penn State
West Virginia
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Staff Predictions

Name & Date
Matt Freeman
on Feb 4, 2020


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3 days ago by Matt Freeman
INTEL | Key Notes on 2022 WR Kaden Saunders
The latest on 2022 Westerville South (Ohio) receiver Kaden Saunders.
3 days ago by Matt Freeman
2021 WR Releasing Top 5 Soon
2021 Pace Academy (Ga.) receiver Jayden Thomas will release his top five soon and I fully expect Notre Dame to be included and in fact, I believe Notre Dame leads in the present. In a similar fashion to a few other top targets, Thomas isn't in a hurry to make a decision as he hopes to make visits before deciding. A December decision seems likely at this point, but if it becomes clear visits aren't going to happen, I think that can change. Notre Dame has been consistent in his recruitment and Del Alexander has continued to work on the four-star prospect. Tommy Rees has also been involved here. It's also probably worth noting 2021 offensive line commit Blake Fisher has developed a close relationship with Thomas.Michigan and Georgia seem like contenders along with Arkansas. Georgia Tech might be the program to watch as they've ramped things up, including having the baseball team offer despite not making his top 10. I haven't checked on Notre Dame's side of things to see if playing baseball would be a possibility, but I do think it could be an intriguing option for Thomas. Notre Dame baseball and football teams have worked together in the past and head coach Link Jarrett has continued that as 2022 receiver Kaden Saunders has the green light to join the program. However, we'll see if Georgia Tech can slide into his top five.
6 days ago by Matt Freeman
A Few Predictions
A few predictions for your July 4th morning.
21 days ago by Matt Freeman
A Few Notre Dame Recruiting Thoughts
A few thoughts on Notre Dame's recruiting in the 2021 and 2022 classes.
1 mo ago by Matt Freeman
Top 2022 ATH Puts Notre Dame in his Top 7
2022 Westerville South (Ohio) athlete Kaden Saunders released his top seven on Tuesday afternoon. The explosive playmaker is down to Arizona State, Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, TCU and West Virginia.I would guess Notre Dame could fall anywhere from 2-4 in terms of where they would be on his list right now. I think Penn State probably leads with West Virginia being a close second along with Notre Dame. I would expect Notre Dame to make a push in the coming months as his decision date is coming sooner than later.Saunders ideally wants to commit around his birthday in September, but I'm not sure that's locked in as he also made it clear he wants to visit schools, so we'll see if that sticks. The Fighting Irish definitely led at one point in 2020 but Penn State has made a move in recent weeks. West Virginia is a school Saunders might have visited the most, but definitely most recently as he was there on March 7th. I do also believe baseball will be part of his decision. I'm not sure he's dead set on playing both in college, but he's a good baseball player as well. I know the baseball team would love him, so it could be a factor to watch down the road.
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National Average Rating

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The intent of this rating is to provide Irish Sports Daily readers with a comprehensive snapshot of how individual prospects rank nationally.

Irish Sports Daily Rating

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

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