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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Anthony Sarao

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
USCCOMMITTED (01/17/2011)Offered01/16/2011Joe Barry
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNoneRyan Day
MarylandNoneOfferedNone
NebraskaNoneOfferedNoneRon Brown
RutgersNoneOfferedNoneRobb Smith
StanfordNoneOffered01/14/2011
TempleNoneOfferedNone
UCLANoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Anthony Sarao

by Barry Every - 08/09/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Very developed upper body and excellent lower body structure. He physically is reminiscent of Penn State freshman Mike Hull.
Needs Improvement: Can Sarao add enough size to hold up against the run? Right now the only definite linebacker position he can project at is weakside, this hurts his versatility as a defender.
Most Impressive: Possesses excellent hips and coverage skills for a linebacker. He can turn and run with almost anybody in the country. Sarao has enough power and speed to jam receivers or backs at the line of scrimmage and take them off their intended routes. His speed is exceptional for a linebacker.
Conclusion: This fast, hard-hitting headhunter is ideal for coverage teams and could really do some damage to return men. He will most likely redshirt while trying to add the size needed to hold up on every down. If the old adage that speed kills holds true, Sarao can expect to have an excellent career.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Recruit Rewind: NJ's top 30 of 201102/12/2012 NJVarsity.com

Some of the top recruits of yesterday are starting to turn their potential into performance on the college gridiron. Here's a look at how Rivals.com's Top 30 NJ prospects in the class of 2011 fared in their first year of college football.

Jersey LB to visit Cincy, Michigan02/27/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Ranking the Pac-12 by position02/15/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top recruiters by conference02/08/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Nation's top 25 recruiters02/07/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Position recruiting ranking: Defense02/05/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Pac-1202/03/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Mastromatteo ready for spotlight02/03/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Dawson is a Trojan02/02/2011USCFootball.com
Roundtable: Highs, lows for BCS leagues01/31/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
USC rolls toward signing day01/30/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Leaders emerge in state battles for talent01/29/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Pac-12 Blitz: Bruins have work to do01/28/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sanctions haven't slowed USC's recruiting01/26/2011Rivals.com College Football
Ask Mike: Irish D-line loaded01/22/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Tight battle for top spot in team rankings01/21/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Woods working on future teammates01/18/2011USCFootball.com
Trojans raid The Farm01/17/2011USCFootball.com
Huge recruiting weekend at USC01/14/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Visit weekend preview: Traveling five-stars01/14/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sarao in for a visit01/12/2011USCFootball.com
Sarao taking trip out west01/11/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
U.S. Army All-American Bowl awards01/10/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stanford commits talk Harbaugh01/07/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Bowl predictions by position01/07/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Team USA vs The World rosters are set01/07/2011RivalsHigh
Army Bowl East Thursday practice gallery01/06/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Bowl depth chart released01/06/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thursday's top preformers: East01/06/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army AA analysis: East breakdown01/04/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army All-American East Monday practice gallery01/03/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sarao won't likely drop the Cardinal01/02/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army matchup: West RBs-East LBs01/02/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Bowl: 10 things to watch01/01/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Mid-Atlantic Whispers: Final races remain12/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Lyons will make announcement at game11/30/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Linebackers11/25/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top 10: Most surprising teams so far10/31/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stanford also winning off the field10/25/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sarao sizes up All-American invite10/14/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gambale building an impressive resume10/06/2010ScarletNation.com
Pollack rushing onto the recruiting scene09/23/2010ScarletNation.com
Mid-Atlantic whispers: Grant to leave the state?09/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tops preseason look at recruiting rankings08/25/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sarao still committed to Stanford, plans to visit others08/16/2010HuskerOnline.com
Gambale expecting big junior season08/01/2010ScarletNation.com
Border Battle: Pennsylvania vs. New Jersey07/30/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
FBU Top Gun Camp: 2011 standouts07/29/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Need for speed07/26/2010CardinalSportsReport.com
FBU Top Gun Camp Day 2 top performers07/23/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big men take stage at Top Gun07/23/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stars take the field at Top Gun Camp07/22/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stellar group set to compete at Top Gun07/21/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Rivals.com's All-NIKE Camp Team - Defense07/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stanford doing well on East Coast07/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sarao visits Stanford, what's next?06/23/2010HuskerOnline.com
NUC Ultimate 100: Sophomores on Defense06/14/2010ScarletNation.com
Four-star LB finishes two-day Nebraska visit06/09/2010HuskerOnline.com
Whispers: Miles, LSU off to solid start in-state05/20/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stanford linebacker commit to visit Nebraska05/17/2010HuskerOnline.com
State College NIKE Camp top performers05/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Strong NJ push at Army All-American Game05/03/2010ScarletNation.com
Speed kills at State College NIKE Camp05/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Sarao hunts ball carriers03/02/2010Rivals.com
Premier Showcase: The Linebackers02/28/2010ScarletNation.com
LB Sarao makes the call02/27/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Premier Showcase top performers02/22/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite talent competes at Premier Showcase02/21/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stars shine at the Premier Showcase02/20/2010ScarletNation.com
Sarao hopes to see NU this spring02/19/2010HuskerOnline.com
U.S. Army National All-Combine Team: Defense02/16/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top prospects to compete at Premier Showcase02/10/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Boston College involved with top LB02/09/2010EagleAction.com
Video: Sarao looks legit02/08/2010Rivals.com
Sarao reflects on Georgia02/07/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Junior Day Reaction02/06/2010UGASports.com
Sarao is turning heads01/21/2010BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Superstar lineup slated for Rutgers Junior Day01/14/2010ScarletNation.com
Army National Combine top results01/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2011 LB discusses first offer12/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2011 LB picks up his first offer12/28/2009NJVarsity.com
Sarao emerging as a top prospect10/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sarao enjoys experience at BC10/19/2009EagleAction.com
2011 LB having big year10/13/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
East Ultimate 100 Hot 1106/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Ultimate 100 camps kick off in New Jersey06/15/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting

Stats

Defense
Year TckSckIntFR
2009 (Jr.)1221111