Offensive lineman Saunders back in play for WKU

Offensive lineman Saunders back in play for WKU

Brad Stephens

It seemed WKU was out of the running for Trenton Saunders when he committed to Florida International on Jan. 23.

But just one day before National Signing Day, it appears the 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive guard from North Palm Beach, Fla., (Benjamin School) is back on the market for the Toppers.

Benjamin School Head Coach Ron Ream told the Herald Tuesday afternoon he didn’t know which school Saunders would sign with on Wednesday.

“He may still go with FIU,” Ream said. “He’s coming in tomorrow morning to sign his letter of intent with his parents and I’ll know more at 7 o’clock tomorrow.

“I do have a Western Kentucky scholarship form right in front of me, and that may be the one he signs. I just don’t know. I’m leaving it up to him.”

Ream’s statement comes one day after FIU Head Coach Mario Cristobal made public his decision to stay with the Panthers rather than take the same position at Rutgers.

Saunders is rated as a three-star prospect by

Rivals shows Saunders also holding offers from Sun Belt Conference foes Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State, along with Marshall.

WKU currently has commitments from three offensive linemen: Rivals three-star prospect Curtis Williams of New Berlin, N.Y., (Milford Academy) and two-star targets Forrest Lamp of Venice, Fla., (Venice) and Tyler English of Louisville (Trinity).