Mohamed Sanu of Rutgers may be the best college football player who no one has ever heard of. Actually, Sanu may be one of the best college football players in the country, known or unknown.
Sanu had the top game ever by a Rutgers or Big East receiver today with 16 receptions in a 38-26 win over previously undefeated Ohio.
Sanu was all over the field, catching the ball both on the run and in traffic.
He was coming off of a 13 reception game against North Carolina which had tied a Rutgers record.
The 6-2,218 pound Sanu hails from Sierra Leone and then South Brunswick, where he starred at South Brunswick High School.
Rutgers was picked preseason as last in the Big East and has looked anything but a last place team thus far, currently 2-1 with a game at Syracuse next Saturday.
They have an opportunistic defense, a trademark of all Greg Schiano teams and started to show glimpses of a running game against a very good Ohio team.
Many felt, entering the season that Rutgers may be a year away from a special season like 2006. They may be right as Rutgers is young and has its best recruiting class ever entering next September, but this year’s team could surprise and end up at the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in December.
If next year’s team is to shine, it will probably be without Sanu, as the junior is projected to come out early at the end of this season and be a first round pick in the NFL draft.