Now aware of offer, Voeller is high on Card

After signing one of the best offensive line classes in recent college football history in 2012, Stanford is only heavily pursuing a handful of 2013 lineman. One of those players is Oregon lineman Evan Voeller, an early four-star recruit according to Scout.com.

Stanford offered Evan Voeller a ways back, but the 6-foot-5, 285-pound interior line prospect wasn't made aware of his Cardinal offer until recently.

"Apparently they had done it a while ago but I didn't find out until a week ago or a couple of weeks ago," Voeller said. "My mom called because we weren't sure if I had an offer or not, my mom called Coach Hart and he told her that I had an offer."

Voeller was excited when he received confirmation of the offer.

"It was really cool," Voeller said. "It's definitely a top choice. It's a great education."

Voeller, who has been in touch with Stanford and his regional recruiter Randy Hart since his sophomore year, plans to take his first trip to The Farm next month for a Cardinal Junior Day.

"I'm going to Stanford's Junior Day," Voeller said. "I want to hear more about the school and just see how it fits me."

Voeller also plans to see California on his Bay Area visit. He's previously taken unofficial trips to Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington, and plans to make a return visit to Seattle for a Husky Junior Day.

Those trips will help Voeller, who currently has nine offers, narrow down his list of college choices and make a commitment.

"I think I'd like to commit before my senior season, but if I'm not ready, I can wait," Voeller said.

When he does make a decision, Voeller will place a high emphasis on academics and developing as a player.

"Probably to get a good degree, and also a school that can help me get to the next level, the NFL, and probably playing time," Voeller said of his priorities.

While Stanford's academic and player development track record speaks for itself, the Card did explain to Voeller how he'd fit into an offensive line position group that had seven signees in 2012. (One of those recruits, Brandon Fanaika, plans to delay his enrollment to take a mission trip.)

"Coach Hart did talk about that but then he also said they can use up to sometimes eight linemen in there, so there would be more chances for me to get in there," Voeller said.

Voeller, who reports a 3.3 GPA, has yet to decide on a college major.


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