Four-star linebacker Mohamed Sanogo has a leader in mind, but he’s not ready to name it publicly.
Sanogo is down to three: Ole Miss, Baylor and Mississippi State. He visited Ole Miss officially over the weekend, his last recruiting trip before making his final decision Feb. 1. Sanogo is rated the No. 299 overall prospect in the country by Scout.com and the No. 13 inside linebacker.
“It went well,” the Plano, Texas, product said. “I had a good time. It was great time with the coaches, the players and getting to see the school. It was kind of what I expected. Everybody was talking about how pretty the campus was.”
The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Sanogo, a former Houston commitment, holds no shortage of offers, from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Baylor, to Boise State, Indiana, Texas and UCLA. He’s also received interest from Michigan, Ohio State, USC and others.
Ole Miss is in dire need of a middle linebacker. The Rebels only return one middle linebacker next season and currently have none committed, which isn’t lost on Sanogo.
“It’s tough,” he said of his impending decision. “You think about not just the next four years but the next 40 years. It’s a lot to think about.”
The next week will be spent deliberating.
“Now I’ve got a tough decision to make. I guess I’ll make it Feb. 1,” he said. “Right now, yeah, I do (have a favorite), but I want to kind of sleep on it a couple of days.”