C.J. Saunders
C.J.  Saunders


Dublin, Ohio

High School:
Coffman H.S

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185



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Ohio State Overview: C.J. Saunders is a true junior who is in his third season with the football program after initially walking on to the team in the fall of 2015 ... he competed as a cornerback last year but was switched to receiver this spring ... he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is enrolled in the Fisher School of Business and is majoring in accounting.

More on C.J.: Saunders was a three-sport standout at Coffman High School, lettering twice in football and playing four seasons and earning three letters apiece in the sports of baseball and basketball ... earned all-conference and all-district honors in all three sports and was a team captain for all three ... caught 39 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns for an unbeaten Shamrocks team, coached by Mark Crabtree, that won the Ohio Capital Conference Central Division ... averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 steals for the Coffman basketball team that finished 22-2 and also won a conference championship ... is the son of Janie and Tim Saunders, both of whom are school teachers, and his dad is coach of the Coffman baseball team ... Mom was a three-time All-America swimmer (once at Tennessee and two times at Indiana) ... has one sister, Shelby, who attends Indiana.