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Virginia lacrosse commit Cade Saustad dominated Texas state championship game—in football

Incoming UVA defender leads Highland Park to 5A state title

Inside Lacrosse Photo: Jaclyn Borowski

High school football championship season has been pretty kind to incoming Virginia Cavaliers. Wide receiver Billy Kemp won his third straight VHSL Class 5/5A title with Highland Springs. Cornerback D.J. Brown’s St. John’s College Cadets won the WCAC championship in D.C. More than a half dozen other 2018 commitments played in their state semifinals or finals.

Including one commit who will wear the orange and blue at Klockner Stadium instead of Scott.

Cade Saustad is a 6’5, 200-pound receiver/tight end for the Highland Park Scots—the alma mater of Matthew Stafford, Clayton Kershaw, and the late Doak Walker. And on the biggest stage, under the megascreen at JerryWorld, Saustad showed out for HP with more than 200 yards receiving. His third touchdown on the day sealed the win and the trophy for the Scots.

But Saustad also happens to be a lacrosse phenom. Ranked the 9th overall recruit in the class of 2018 by Recruiting Rundown, and the #8 defender in the class by Inside Lacrosse, he committed to Lars Tiffany’s high-octane Cavaliers.

Maybe, like Patrick Kerney before him, a head football coach will get in Saustad’s ear about giving football another go.

For now, congrats on the title, Cade!