Top Prep RB to Leave Beehive State

Sausan Shakerin from Alta High School was recently named Mr. Football in the state of Utah. Being named the top football player is the state is impressive enough; doing it as a junior is downright phenomenal. Shakerin fans better get a good look at him next season, however, because the lanky running back wants to take his show on the road in college.

6-foot-3, 200-pound junior running back Sausan Shakerin rushed for 2,250 yards, 25 touchdowns, and averaged 9.2 yards per carry. He will no doubt be one of the biggest recruits in Utah next year.

"Right now I'm hearing a lot from Cal, Oregon, Florida, Colorado, BYU and Utah." Shakerin said. "My childhood favorite is Texas."

Even though Shakerin still has a ways to go before making a college choice, he knows what he is looking for.

"I know I want to leave the state." Shakerin said. "I want to play for a bigger program that has a chance to play for a national championship."

Shakerin said that he is still open to all the schools recruiting him, but said that it would be pretty hard for him to go to BYU.

"I'm a Utah fan." Shakerin said. "I've gone to their football camps every summer, and my cousin Bo Nagahi played for them."

When asked what his reaction was to the BYU vs. Utah game this year, Shakerin responded with a "no comment."

Shakerin said he runs a 4.5 forty and has a 34-inch vertical leap. When asked to describe his game, he said he brings a show. His goals for next year are to break the single season rushing record for the state of Utah, which he said was around 2,500 yards.

Shakerin also mentioned that he is looking for a school with good facilities. He has not been to BYU to see them play, but has caught a few Utah games. He also credited his offensive line for helping him have such a great season.

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