February 6, 2008
Miami DB signs with Kent State
With cornerback Jack Williams out of eligibility, Kent State focused on recruiting defensive backs in the Class of 2008. The Golden Flashes landed a strong candidate for early playing time when Sidney Saulter, a 6-foot,155-pound cornerback from North Miami Senior High School in Miami, Fla., signed on Wednesday.
Saulter visited Kent State on Jan. 23 and committed shortly after that.
"It was a great visit," Saulter said. "Me and my teammate, Junior Mertile, had a great time. We went to the basketball game against their rival Akron and saw their facilities. I really liked the campus-that's why I committed."
Saulter shared the news with head coach Doug Martin on the final day of the visit.
"He was happy," Saulter said. "He said he was glad to have me on board and that I could get playing time as a freshman if I work hard."
A two-year starter, Saulter posted 42 tackles and picked off two passes as a senior. He also had eight pass break-ups. As a junior he had 36 tackles and one interception as well as a fumble return for a touchdown.
"My strength is my jam off the line," he said. "I have good height so I'm good on the goal line against taller receivers."
Last season wasn't a good one for North Miami. The team finished just 5-5 but that didn't stop Saulter from giving his all.
"We struggled a bit in run defense and our offensive line struggled," he said. "But, I did what I could do."
He hopes to carry that attitude over to Kent State, where he said he hopes to take Martin up on his offer.
"I've been working hard and conditioning," he said. "I'm going to continue working hard so I can play my freshman year."
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