This weekend, Wesley Saunders heads to Louisville for his first official visit. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder also has trips scheduled with Penn State (October 14th against Michigan) and is close to setting up a date with South Carolina. For his remaining two official spots, Saunders has his eye on Clemson and Wake Forest.
Although they have yet to formally discuss an official visit, Saunders talks to his recruiting coordinator at Wake Forest regularly.
"I'm keeping in good contact with Coach [Jeff] Mullen, my recruiting coach over there," said Saunders. "And I'm still keeping in contact with my boy Marshall [Williams]."
Williams, who was teammates with Saunders the last two years at Durham (N.C.) Riverside, has been trying to recruit his former teammate.
"He's telling me how everything is going great there," said Saunders. "He's telling me how good their defense looks and how I need to come up there and visit him. That's my boy, so he's trying to influence me to come there as much as he can."
While some schools would like to use Saunders at tight end, the Demon Deacons hope that Saunders can bolster their defensive line at end.
"Coach Mullen said they're in desperate need of a defensive end and I'll be playing early," said Saunders.
With a recent upset of Garner (N.C.), Durham (N.C.) Riverside is off to a 2-1 start with Saunders playing tight end, defensive end, and even quarterback. On the year, Saunders has three touchdowns – two receiving and one rushing. On defense, he has recorded 26 tackles and four sacks.