Actually, Saunders was on campus this past weekend when he participated in the Shrine Bowl invitation practice. Obviously the Tar Heels' coaching staff was well represented and what they observed fueled a debate among the UNC staff.
"They said they liked the way they seen me at tight end this past Saturday at the Shrine Bowl practice," said Saunders. "Coach [Kenny] Browning was telling me they've been having debates about what position I will play, because offensive coordinator wants me at tight end and defensive coordinator likes me at d-end. So they were arguing about that Saturday saying I'm a natural fit at tight end."
Although Saunders' scholarship offers count is quickly closing in on the double digit mark, North Carolina is still edging out Wake Forest as his present leader.
"I like [North] Carolina just a tad bit more, because I've been on the campus and met with the coaches and stuff," said Saunders. "The coaching staff and the campus are the two main points, but I know the academics there go a long way."
Currently, N.C. State and Clemson makeup the final pieces of his favorites list.
In addition to the four aforementioned schools, Saunders sports offers from East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, and South Carolina.
His summer camp plans include UNC on June 12, as well as trips to Notre Dame, Penn State, and Auburn.
As a junior at Durham (N.C.) Riverside, Saunders earned all-region and all-conference honors after recording 20 catches for 308 yards and six touchdowns at tight end, and 52 tackles, four sacks, 14 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles at defensive end.