South Brunswick's Sanu Declares for NFL Draft
South Brunswick High School alumnus Mohamed Sanu announced Tuesday that he will leave Rutgers University to pursue his NFL dreams.
Can a South Brunswick kid become a first round NFL draft pick? We will find out in April as Rutgers University wide receiver Mohamed Sanu announced today that he will forgo his senior year to declare for the NFL Draft, according to Scarlet Knights.com.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to play in the NFL," Sanu said at the beginning of the season.
Sanu played his last game for Rutgers on Dec. 30, in a 27-13 win over Iowa State in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. In that game, Sanu caught 6 passes for 62 yards during a performance where he became the school and Bug East Conference all-time leader in receptions (210).
"I was just playing the game, staying in the moment,” Sanu said.
Sanu wraps up a stellar college career at Rutgers, finishing the 2011 season with 115 receptions for 1,206 yards. Sanu's 1,206 receiving yards are third in Rutgers single-season history and eighth in Big East single-season history.
Sanu was a unanimous All-Big East selection in 2011, was named a Fourth Team All-America selection by Phil Steele, and was an honorable mention All-America pick by Sports Illustrated. Sanu also won the Homer Hazel Trophy as Rutgers' most valuable player.
Sanu is rated by several scouting services as either a late first round or early second round selection for the April 26 NFL Draft.
At South Brunswick High School, Sanu wore many hats. He played quarterback, (threw for roughly 900 yards his junior year), he was a great runner (ran for about 700 yards his junior year), punted and was a top-notch safety.
Thanks in large part to Sanu, the 2007 South Brunswick High School football team was the first from the school to make the state playoffs in 30 years.
"Coming through South Brunswick, I got a great foundation to start from," Sanu said. "I got a great education."