Sanu Discusses His Commitment to Rutgers

Rutgers might have obtained there earliest verbal commitment ever with the commitment of QB/S Mohamed Sanu of South Brunswick High School. Sanu is a strong-armed QB who also punts and plays safety. This jack-of-all-trades will enroll at Rutgers in January of 2009. SOR has a chance to stop by South Brunswick H.S, interview Sanu and watch him play basketball against Piscataway H.S.

Mohamed Sanu decided to end his recruitment early by committing to his home state university Rutgers on Wednesday, January 23rd. Since Sanu will not graduate high school until 2009, this might be one of Rutgers' earliest commitments. In 2005, Kevin Malast committed to the Scarlet Knights in early February as a junior which might be the only verbal commitment that might come close. He selected Rutgers over interest from Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Iowa, Penn State, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Temple.

As a freshman, Sanu identified Rutgers as the school where he wanted to play college football. As he stated, "I had been hearing from them (Rutgers) since my freshman year. I attended a few practices and watched how their practices were intense and they played at a high level. So I know that it's where I wanted to go and all I was waiting for was an offer. When the offer came I talked it over with my family and thought it was the best place for me". A big factor in his decision was playing time. At Rutgers, "I will have a chance to play early rather than sitting".

Although Sanu can play a number of positions, he would prefer to play QB where he sees himself as a dual threat. Last year, he helped lead South Brunswick to its first playoff appearance in more than 25 years. Along the way, he amassed approximately 900 yards passing and 700 yards rushing in route to being named All-Middlesex county and All-Group IV by the Home News. As a punter, he was named All-Area.

As it is the trend for a number of college athletes, Sanu will enter school six months early for the 2009 spring semester. Since Sanu started high school at 16, he will be 19 years old a week before the 2008 season rendering him ineligible. Therefore, he will practice with his high school team during the season and workout as he readies to enter Rutgers in January of 2009.

Sanu is also the starting small forward for his high school basketball team, where he averages 8 points and 7 rebounds. Below are a couple photos of Sanu in action.

Sanu (25 white) goes high for a rebound

Sanu (25 white) guarding his assignment at the top of the key

Sanu (25 white) steps out to guard his assignment

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