Turn on your red lights! (I assume you all have a red light of some sort by now.) NC State received a verbal Saturday afternoon from consensus three-star linebacker Raven Saunders, who is from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
We'll forgive the grammatical error and note instead that he has an excellent Twitter handle. Raven Ballhard sounds like some kind of football superhero.
Saunders is listed a 6'0 or 6'1, depending on the recruiting site you consult, and weighs somewhere in the 215-220 range. While he is listed as a safety by 247Sports, he's being recruiting to play linebacker by NC State.
Saunders holds offers from several other power-five schools, including UNC, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pittsburgh. Below are some highlights from his junior season. Like a lot of kids with the talent to play in college, Saunders played on both sides of the ball for his high school team. Looks like he's got decent speed and pretty good hands, and he's not a bad hitter, either.