Santana Saunders Out To Prove He’s Worthy Of More Offers

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Santana Saunders visited Virginia Tech for the Spring Game. (Jon Fleming)

Santana Saunders
Offensive Tackle, Class of 2020
Flowers High School, Upper Marlboro, MD
6-5, 260

There’s always a common misconception from opponents and coaches regarding Santana Saunders. At 6-5 and 260 pounds, the Flowers (Md.) 2020 offensive tackle always feels like he has to prove his agility.           

Now, though, that misconception might be hampering Saunders’ recruitment somewhat. He claims offers from East Carolina, Buffalo, Kent State, UMASS and Towson, but the other schools interested have all told him it’s a ‘wait and see.’ At this point, that’s what has Saunders’ recruitment in a bit of a holding pattern.           

“I need to show I can bend, how flexible I am,” he said. “I’m a tall guy, so (college coaches) want to see that I can get low, bend and move around. I know what I have to do. They all just want to see it live.”           

Until he can show what he can do this summer at team camps, Saunders is doing his best to still stay active. On April 13, he