Mohamed Sanogo, a 6-foot-2, 237-pound inside linebacker from Plano (Texas) West will be making his final decision on National Signing Day. He announced on Saturday that he was down to three programs: Mississippi State, Ole Miss and UCLA.
Sanogo has used visits to MSU and Ole Miss, but did not get the chance to go to UCLA, but he did see UCLA during the season for an unofficial visit.
Sanogo broke down what he saw at MSU.
"They showed me all of the facilities and those guys have all of the top aDidas gear," Sanogo said. "They showed me inside of all of the business facilities. They have a finance center where they keep track of the stock market and everything, so it was really cool."
"They see me coming in and playing a Mike backer in the 3-4 that they play. They want me to be one of the inside backers and coming in and competing for a rotational position role in my freshman year."
The next weekend Sanogo traveled to Oxford to check out Ole Miss.
"That place is really beautiful," Sanogo said. "It is a beautiful campus. It has a real homey feel to it for a Plano kid. There are a lot of people from the Dallas area that I just knew walking around and that was kind of cool. There was a lot of people from around the Plano area like Frisco and McKinney."
"I had a good time. It was great time with the coaches, the players and getting to see the school."
UCLA came in with a later offer and vaulted into his top three, but he is still sorting through it all as the offer came while he was out competing for Team USA in the North American Championships in Orlando, Fla.
"I was really honored to receive the offer," Sanogo explained. "I really do not know 100% how I feel at this point, because I have not really had the chance to talk it over extensively with my parents at all about it because I have been in Orlando and they are big part of my process. I just have not had the chance to sit down speak with them because of my heavy schedule."
Sanogo was named the overall MVP for Team USA on Saturday following a 26-0 win over Canada.
He is rated as a Scout four-star prospect, the No. 299 prospect in the Scout Top 300 and the No. 13 ILB prospect nationally.