Name: Khalil Saunders
Hometown: Elmhurst, Illinois - Immaculate Conception High School
Position & Size: Outside Linebacker, 6’4”, 215 Pounds
Offers: Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Syracuse, Wyoming
Impact: Saunders is a tall, athletic football player. He has played many positions during his high school career, including safety and cornerback.
Coach Holt has recruited him to play outside linebacker. Remember, we like our linebackers to be able to run sideline to sideline and make plays. Khalil can do just that. He also has a great knack for finding the ball with his time spent in the secondary.
While he is a bit thin currently, he has the 6’4” frame to easily put another 25 to 30 pounds of muscle on, which will allow him to be a thumper in the B1G. Look for Khalil to redshirt his first year on campus, as he will need to put more weight on and gain a grasp on the defensive scheme that we run.