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Penn State Football Commits in Action: Kaden Saunders Dominates on His Birthday

It’s time for our weekly look at how future Nittany Lions performed on the high school girdiron this past weekend

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Friday was 2022 wide receiver commit Kaden Saunders birthday. Saunders celebrated his birthday the best way one can, by going OFF in his high school football game. Saunders continued the strong start to his junior campaign by hauling in 3 touchdown passes. Saunders has now caught 7 touchdowns through four games this season.

Sticking with the 2022 class, it was another big game for quarterback commit Beau Pribula. For the second time in as many games this season Pribula scored 5 touchdowns. After throwing 5 in his season opener, Pribula threw for 4 and rushed for another in a blowout vicotry this past Friday night. It is safe to say he likes the new air raid offense at Central York.

Tight end commit Holden Staes and the Wesminster School in Atlanta, the alma mater of Blake Gillikin, kicked off their 2020 season with a 7-3 victory. While Staes was the emphasis of the opposing defense, he helped a dominant defensive performance by the Knights which inlcuded a key late game sack.

2021 defensive end commit Rodney McGraw continues to be one of the most productive players in the Midwest. In a 49-6 victory for the Elkhart (IN) Lions, McGraw recorded 11 tackles including 4 tackles for a loss.

McGraw now has 48 tackles, 12.5 TFLs and 4.5 sacks this season. If he conintues to play at this level, he will make a strong push to earn a 4th star from recruiting services by the end of his senior campaign.

In the state of Michigan, Jamari Buddin and the Belleville Tigers imrpoved to 2-0 on the season with a nice 69-0 victory. Buddin put his athleticism at the linebacker position on display on his way to recoridng 6 tackles, a sack and a TFL.

Staying in the state of Michigan, Jaylen Reed and King High School improved to 1-1 on the season with a 32-7 victory. In the win, the future Nittany Lion safety rushed for a touchdown.

Wide receiver Liam Clifford continues his big senior season for the St. Xavier Bombers out of Cincinnati. Clifford hauled in 6 passes for 59 yards and another touchdown. He has caught 4 tocuhdowns thus far this season.