SIGNED: Raven Saunders

Dwyer (FL) linebacker Raven Saunders has signed with NC State!

http://www.scout.com/player/205161-raven-saunders

Projected Position At NC State: Linebacker

More On Raven Saunders: A team captain, Saunders spent his first three years at Oxbridge Academy before transferring to Dwyer.  He played safety as a junior but was limited to five games because of an injury.

Named first-team all-area as a senior, Saunders was rated the No. 122 outside linebacker nationally by Scout.com, the No. 18 OLB in Florida.

Personal: Only played high school football as a junior and senior. Also plays high school basketball. Grandfather, Lemar Parrish, played in the NFL from 1970-82 for the Bengals, Redskins and Bills.

Commit Date: 4-2-2016

Recruiting Scene: Saunders committed to NC State in April after an early visit. NC State reportedly his ability to play in space as a field linebacker.

Why NC State"NC State wants me to play 'MIKE' or weakside linebacker.  I think I'll be a good fit for the defense because they are physical and fly around... they are relentless. That's how I try to play."

Picked NC State Over: North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Indiana, And Temple Among Others

Scouting ReportA hybrid player, Saunders, who checks in at 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, is capable of playing safety or linebacker on the next level.  As a junior he lined up at safety and tailback but this year he spent most of the season playing outside linebacker.


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