This episode features my rapid reaction to 4-star recruit Kaj Sanders committing to Rutgers on Saturday. The Bergen Catholic star had plenty of options but ultimately chose to become a Scarlet Knight.
Sanders is a 6’1″, 185 pound athlete who is projected as a defensive back at Rutgers. He plays both sides of the ball for Bergen Catholic. In his junior season, he had 32 rushes for 261 yards on 8.2 yards per carry and three touchdowns along with 3 catches for 14 yards. On defense as a safety and cornerback, Sanders had 40 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and six pass deflections. He also became an All-American in Track & Field after breaking the school record at the Penn Relays as part of a 4×100 team that finished with a time of 41.93. He also has personal best times of 11.27 in the 100 meters and 22.55 in the 200 meters.
Per 247 Sports composite rankings, Sanders is ranked the No. 6 recruit in New Jersey, the No. 35 safety and the No. 388 overall prospect in the 2024 class. He holds offers from almost two dozen power five schools including Notre Dame, Penn State, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pitt, Purdue, Maryland among others. Sanders took four official visits to North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Rutgers. He ultimately chose to become a Scarlet Knight.
In this episode, I discuss the potential impact Sanders can make on the field, the importance of landing a top New Jersey recruit, the current overall assessment of the 2024 recruiting class for Rutgers, where it projects rankings wise and much more.
To read my article on Sanders’ commitment, click here.
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