Cameron Saddler, the 5-foot-7.5, 165-pound, four-star running back from Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., finished his senior season with 1,700 yards rushing and 31 touchdowns. His team lost an overtime 34-35 heartbreaker to Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game.
"I have great awareness and am very smart on the field," Saddler said. "I know what's going on around me all the time. I love football. There's nothing else I'd rather be doing.
"I want to bulk up and get stronger and be more physical and take more of a pounding," he said. "I also want to improve my 40 speed."
From amongst over 20 scholarship offers, the speedster continues to focus on West Virginia, Virginia and Pittsburgh. "I feel pretty good about these three," he said. "I've already visited Virginia and Pittsburgh and could see myself going to either team."
Saddler, who denies a childhood favorite, visited the Cavs on Nov. 3. "I had fun at Virginia," he said. "It's a really comfortable environment and I got along well with everyone there. They are a good team and had a great season. I think they'll be getting even better and will be a top team for a while."
Saddler just visited Pittsburgh this past weekend (Nov. 24). His player host was (freshman defensive back) Aaron Smith.
"I had a great time there," he said. "The coaches were great and really made me feel at home and wanted. The town is nice and I liked the campus a lot. It's a fun area and everyone just seems to really love what they do."
Saddler is scheduled to visit West Virginia on Dec. 1. "They have a great offense and they said that I'd be able to play early," he said. "I really liked how they used Steve Slaton and I see myself fitting in with their offense.
"They are in a good situation and hopefully they'll get into the national championship game," Saddler said, just before his phone died.