It’s been a busy few weeks for 2017 linebacker Mohamed Sanogo. The product from Plano, Texas has attended the L.D. Bell mega-camp, Sound Mind Sound Body football camp, as well as camps at TCU and Cal. The linebacker has been making the rounds.
Sanogo was on Cal’s campus on Sunday and will do the same at Stanford on Monday. He said Cal is a great institution and the he "feels good" about the team. He also looks forward to getting on Stanford’s campus.
“I just want to check out the facilities,” Sanoga said. “Check out the campus, get a feel for it, talk to the coaches”
The four-star linebacker holds offers from Houston, Indiana, Rice, Tulane, Air Force and Army. While the Cardinal haven’t offered him yet, he thinks this trip will help him get a better idea of Stanford as a potential destination.
“I want to get clarification from them on where I stand with them from a recruiting standpoint,” Sanogo said.
“(An offer) would mean a lot. That's one of those degrees that it means a lot to a lot of people around the world. You can take it anywhere. It's a great place to be.”
Players like Blake Martinez and Shayne Skov have thrived as inside linebackers in recent years, and Sanogo is drawn to the defense’s success as a whole in the David Shaw era.
“They recruit guys who are smart and are able to compete as well. They are a team, they are not just a bunch of guys all over, and they are good guys you can focus on the classroom, guys like me.”
If Stanford were to get a guy like him, they would be getting a linebacker who had 110 tackles in his junior year and a guy who holds upwards of a 3.6 GPA.
“I'm a guy with a high motor, always wanting to be around the play, stay unblockable. I read plays really fast, get going on the play and be a menace to the offense.”
The next 24 hours will provide an opportunity for Sanogo to see how he could fit in Stanford's defensive scheme while the Cardinal get an up-close look at one of the top linebackers from the state of Texas.