Bright Gets It Rolling For Pac-10 School

Aaron Bright likes the idea of being the first guy to commit to his school. He also is quite fond of the academic component this top Pac-10 school offers.

The first piece of Stanford's 2010 recruiting class is in place. Aaron Bright, a 5-foot-10 point guard out of Bellevue (Wash.) High picked the Cardinal after being offered by Washington State and Harvard.

Bright learned a key piece of academic news on Friday and reached his decision on the spot.

"I got admitted earlier today," Bright told "Coach Dawkins called me and let me know that I just got admitted and I gave him the word that I'd love to play for him and be part of the Stanford family. I've been waiting, it seems like forever."

"It's been a good day today," Cindi Bright said. "Anytime you get that kind of an education paid for, that's a big deal."

Dawkins and his staff now have another recruiter lined up for the second half of July. Their biggest target or at least the guy Bright would like to play with? "Harrison Barnes. Coach knows what he likes and he knows winners when he sees it."

Bright is the first of what could be a series of July and August pledges to come down the pike for the Cardinal. Bright thinks Dawkins and this class in particular now that they have a true point, is a building block group.

"He's been telling me that he sees my recruiting class is the one to take Stanford to the next level. We want to not only be Pac-10 contenders but national contenders. He's looking for me to lead them to wins and make tournament appearances."

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