Hendrix adds Stanford

Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason made a stop through Dallas Bishop Dunne Academy Tuesday morning to catch cornerback offer Nick Watkins in action. And while the nation's eighth-ranked corner didn't disappoint, it was his new secondary partner-in-crime Payton Hendrix who surprised.

"Stanford offered Payton Hendrix," reported Bishop Dunne head football coach Michael Johnson immediately following. "Mason loved his film, but said he looked even better in person. Said he's a baller."

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety becomes the fourth Texas safety to nab a Stanford offer, following five-star Jamal Adams, four-star John Bonney, and four-star Brandon Simmons (who, in fact, committed over the weekend.)

Throw in four-star teammate Nick Watkins and Coppell four-star defensive end Solomon Thomas and the Cardinal aren't messing around in the Lone Star.

"I was real happy," said Hendrix. "I know it's a big-time program, and they don't offer just anyone. I'm real glad they want me."

Stanford makes it five for Hendrix, joining Colorado, Arkansas State, New Mexico and Louisiana Tech.

He noted, "They definitely have a chance. Any school, really. My options are still open. I haven't favored any school over the other… I'd like to visit, though. Maybe Nick and I could get out there together."


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