ATL CB Ronnie Harris commits to Stanford

With National Signing Day approaching, Stanford secured a commitment from cornerback Ronnie Harris on Saturday. Harris, who was admitted on Tuesday, acknowledged that his acceptance was the last major hurdle before giving head coach David Shaw his pledge.

"It was a relief," Harris said of his admittance. "Stanford was always on my mind."

A product of Cam Newton's Westlake High School in Atlanta, Harris chose to commit on Saturday as a present to his family—it is both his grandmother's 60th birthday and his parents' anniversary.

Harris ultimately chose Stanford over Air Force, but held a multitude of offers from BCS schools including national champion Auburn, Tennessee, West Virginia, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Harris, who visited the Farm in September and, at the time, listed Stanford as his No. 1 school, said that he wasn't too concerned about the Cardinal's recent coaching change, and said that he was encouraged by a visit Shaw paid him and his family this month.

"I got a great vibe from him," Harris said. "He said that the Stanford tradition is going to continue, and I believe him."

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