Supo Sanni was one of several recruits in town on unofficial visits on Saturday, to see the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Syracuse Orange. Sanni was treated to a 35-0 shutout, which included an impressive aerial display by quarterback Jake Christensen. The 6-4 receiver wasn't expecting what he saw.
"I'm actually surprised," he said. "The coaching staff says the size of Iowa City doubles for a football game. I didn't believe that until I got there and saw that everybody's at the game.
"It was a great atmosphere. It was packed. That's what they do, they bring fans in."
With twenty true and redshirt freshmen seeing the field this year, Sanni saw the writing on the wall. The best man will play.
"That was really good," he said. "Number 22, he started the game as a true freshmen. It's nice to know that they'll play true freshmen. If you have the ability to play first, you will."
Sanni has been receiving strong attention from a few schools since the most recent contact period began, hearing from Oregon and West Virginia, as well as receiving another scholarship offer from the Louisville Cardinals.
Next week, Sanni's headed to Ames on an official visit to Iowa State, along with teammate and former Iowa State verbal commitment Russell Ellington. Iowa State has had a rough start to the Gene Chizik era, losing to Kent State and FCS Northern Iowa. Sanni has taken notice.
"It's definitely going to factor in, but I don't think that I'll base my ultimate decision on whether a team loses or not," he said. "It's about what I'm going to do when I'm there and how this program is going to help me as a player and a person."
As of now, Sanni has no other visits scheduled, but does hope to take more as the season wears on and after his senior campaign before making his decision.