Kaden Saunders Signs with Penn State
Four-star wide receiver from Westerville, Ohio, Kaden Saunders, signs with Penn State Wednesday morning. Early signing day is like Christmas morning for college football fans and Nittany Lion fans are no different. A thing that is important to Penn State is recruiting young men that are a good cultural fit with high character. Playing well on the field is important, but so is a young man with good character. Saunders has both. He is a well-rounded athlete, competing in track and field as well as being a former baseball prospect. The five-foot-ten-inch, 172-pound prospect is the sixth-ranked wide receiver in the class and fourth-ranked player in Ohio according to the 247Sports composite.
The Penn State wide receiver position has been a bright spot over the last few seasons, but star receiver, Jahan Dotson will be leaving for the NFL. This leaves Parker Washington and KeAndre Lambert-Smith as the only wide receivers on the roster with meaningful receptions. Saunders plans to enroll at Penn State in January to hit the ground running. The four-star prospect was named to the Under Armour All-America Game.
Saunders committed to Penn State in July 2021 and received over 20 offers, including from Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan, and Stanford. Saunders tallied 37 receptions for 362 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2021 according to MaxPreps. He had 47 receptions for 958 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2020.
Scouts compare Singleton to Tyler Lockett of the Seattle Seahawks. He will likely need to add muscle when he arrives in Happy Valley, but that’s why he enters early. Has the ability to make people miss and be a threat in the slot. Look for him to make an impact on special teams due to his speed and elusiveness. It is a slightly crowded receiving room, but look for Saunders to make an impact sooner rather than later.