Sanu Declares for NFL Draft

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers junior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu announced at noon his declaration for the NFL Draft. The All-Big East first team receiver and single-season receptions leader plans to spend the next four months preparing for the next stage in his life.

PISCATAWAY, N. J. -- In one of the hardest decisions of his life, Rutgers junior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu announced his plans to leave the school early to declare for the NFL Draft.

Sanu, who is 22 years old, set a Big East single-season record with 115 catches this year to go along with 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns.

Based on his size, speed, versatility and spotless off-the-field reputation, Sanu projects as a first-to-third round pick in the draft, but can greatly help his stock with a solid combine.

With Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon declaring last night after the Fiesta Bowl, the receiver group is expected to be a deep one this April at the draft. Other top receiver prospects include Michael Floyd of Notre Dame, Kendall Wright of Baylor, Nick Toon of Wisconson and Dwight Jones of North Carolina.

Without Sanu, sophomore Quron Pratt returns as the team's leading receiver with 32 catches for 327 yards and one touchdown. Red-shirt freshman Brandon Coleman leads in returning yards and touchdowns with 552 and six respectively.

Rutgers also returns receivers Mark Harrison, Tim Wright and Miles Shuler and expects at least three additions in recruiting with the verbal commitments of Don Bosco Prep's (Ramsey, N.J.) Leonte Carroo, Franklin's (Somerset, N.J.) Carlton Agudosi and Linden's (N.J.) Ruhann Peele.

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