Sarao Solid to the Card?

Although he's been committed to Stanford since February, there have been rumblings that linebacker Anthony Sarao has been looking elsewhere, in part because of concerns about the Stanford admissions process.

But after some hard work in the classroom, it appears that Sarao has gone a long way towards alleviating some of that anxiety.

"The [coaching staff] has talked to the admissions people and they said they felt real good because I had a 4.0 GPA."

As a result, Sarao "feels pretty solid" about his Stanford commitment.

A good showing on the SAT didn't hurt Sarao's admissions chances, either. Although does plan to retake the test in October, the New Jersey native was pleased with his performance on the June test.

"I'm going to take it again just to get a bit more breathing room but everything is good," Sarao said.

As a reward for his hard work, Sarao has received a Stanford application and is set to begin filling it out sooner rather than later.

"I just started it and I looked it over but I haven't started any of my essays or anything," Sarao said.

Nevertheless, Sarao is seemingly at ease with his Cardinal commitment.

"I'm pretty solid with it because they sent my application out so fast considering my SAT score was low at first but now they see that I'm working on it."

In fact, Sarao feels so good about his chances that he has been speaking with a couple other high profile New Jersey recruits about the possibility of joining him on the Farm.

"I actually talked to Miles Shuler and Savon Huggins," Sarao said. "They're planning on coming out in August to Stanford, that's what they told me."

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