Rutgers offer on way for Absecon star?

A linebacker from South Jersey attended Junior Day at Rutgers and was shown a lot of "love" from the coaching stafff. He was told coach Greg Schiano would be down at his school, Holy Spirit of Absecon (N.J.) on Jan. 26, and not to worry because a written offer would be coming shortly. The player also talks about the day, other junior days he will be attending (including Georgia) and much more.

Holy Spirit of Absecon (N.J.) linebacker Anthony Sarao already has offers from Maryland and Stanford, and upon returning home from the Junior Day at Rutgers, it appears another will be coming shortly.

Apparently, the Scarlet Knights coaching staff made sure the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Sarao felt comfortable, and understood the interest level Rutgers has in him.

"Everything was good,'' said Sarao, who will play outside linebacker in college. "They showed me a lot of attention. They loved me. Right now they told me they were just getting back from the bowl game but that my offer was coming, and not to worry about anything.

"I'm not really worried about the offer because I know as soon as they see my film …everybody says it's dynamite. They said it was coming. Coach (Bob) Fraser, the linebacker coach, told me that.''

The Rutgers offer could happen later this month, especially since Rutgers coach Greg Schiano will be visiting Holy Spirit on Jan. 26.

"It tells me that they care if they come see me,'' Sarao said.

Sarao's recruitment could be about to take off. He had an impressive junior season, recording 82 tackles and nine sacks. He then blistered the stop watch at the Army junior combine, finishing the shuttle in a staggering 3.86 seconds.

While Sarao was impressed with Junior Day, he already had vast knowledge of the state university. This was his fifth visit to the campus.

However, there was still something new to be discovered.

"I learned about a few technology things they have there,'' Sarao said. "They have video-taping for everything (with weight lifting), and it perfects your form.''

The drive north wasn't too bad compared to Sarao's travel schedule the next month.

He is going to Georgia's junior day Jan. 30, and he will head to Maryland's junior day in February.

He also has plans for next week, when he will be at Connecticut's basketball game against top-ranked Texas as part of an unofficial visit.

"They wanted me to get up there at 1 o'clock, and the game starts at 4 o'clock,'' Sarao said. "So, they want me up there early so they can spend some time with me.''

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