February 27, 2010

LB Sarao makes the call

Anthony Sarao is one of the fastest-rising prospects on the east coast and the 5-foot-11, 201-pound linebacker has now made his college decision.

The New Jersey prospect is currently visited Stanford for their junior day, and it didn't take long while on his visit to decide that he wanted to join the Cardinal.

"I'm out here for a junior day right now and I committed last night," Sarao said. "It's beautiful out here. It's probably the most beautiful campus in the country. I feel real comfortable out here.

"They offered me probably about a month ago, maybe a little more than a month. I've been thinking about committing for a while."

What is it about Stanford, other than the campus, that Sarao likes so much?

"Well, I had been thinking about (committing) for a while," he said. "I like the future with their academics, and their new coaching staff is doing great things. They've beaten USC two years in a row so they're becoming a powerhouse.

"I've got a good relationship with the coaches. I always talk to them. They're almost like my friends."

Sarao said he is committed to Stanford but acknowledged it is still very early in the recruiting process and he could decide to visit other schools down the road.

Nebraska, Rutgers and Maryland have also extended offers to Sarao, and he has been talking to Michigan and Georgia of late.

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