Mohamed Sanogo talks about where he stands with the Cardinal and what's next.

"If I have a standout season, I think it will definitely come."

Four-star Texas linebacker Mohamed Sanogo has had a busy summer, participating in various camps across his home state as well as at Cal this past weekend. Sanogo took advantage of the west coast trip to also visit Stanford.

The linebacker was given a campus tour and spent time with Stanford inside linebackers coach Peter Hansen going over film.
 
"(Hansen) was saying he was very impressed with how I move with the size I have. I'm very mobile and quick, he was impressed with that," Sanogo said. "He wanted to see how my senior year went with my film."
While he holds offers from Indiana, Houston, Rice, Tulane, Air Force and Army, he has not received an offer from the Cardinal. The linebacker wanted to see where he stood in Stanford's recruiting plans when he visited the campus. 
He accomplished that.
"(Hansen) was talking to me about how they don't have that many spots...He said I'm up there on their recruiting board, which is good," Sanogo said. "If I have a standout season, I think it will definitely come."
The two watched tape of both Sanogo and Stanford's defense. As someone who describes himself as someone who wants to "stay unblockable" and has the ability to read plays quickly, he thinks he could be a fit in Stanford's defense.
"The way their linebackers move and they have their job. It may change given what the defensive tackle does. It's a lot of reading, and I think I would fit in to that well."

The Plano, Texas product also thinks he fits the stylistic mold of former Stanford linebacker Blake Martinez and hopes he can have a similar career to the All Pac-12 linebacker.

"He was all over the place: always near the ball, making tackles, getting under routes. It was exciting," Sanogo said. "Hopefully, I can emulate that in my college days when they come."
Sanogo said his busy summer also includes visits to Rice and Indiana. 

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