Signing Day 2016 came and went in a flash, and now it is time to look on to the 2017 class. Stanford’s class will be notably smaller than that of 2016, where they signed 26 players. This class will be in more of the range of mid-teens when it comes to signees, with notables like Bailey McElwain, a 2016 commit who decided to push back his signing to the summer of 2017, among others.
Here are Stanford’s offensive offers:
Jake Bentley QB Opelika, AL #71 overall #6 QB
Bentley is an accurate pocket-passer and is similarly built to Kevin Hogan. Hogan is a 6-foot-4, 218-pound seasoned Pac-12 vet and Bentley is at 6-foot-3.5 and 213 pounds. Along with the Cardinal, Bentley has been offered by Georgia, Miami and Vanderbilt. It should be noted Bentley’s father is on staff at Auburn.
Davis Mills QB Norcross, GA #101 overall #11 QB
Mills is a quarterback that has mobility and size, standing at 6-foot-2.5 and 188 pounds. As one of the top passers in the state of Georgia, he is offered by Stanford, ASU, Arkansas, Cal, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss and Wisconsin among others.
J.K. Dobbins ATH La Grange, TX #111 overall #11 ATH
Dobbins is a 5-foot-9, 184-pound burst of lightning who can beat you as a receiver and running back. Dobbins has been offered by the likes of Stanford, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame, but it seems as though Texas is the frontrunner right now.
Salvon Ahmed ATH Kirkland, WA #102 overall #9 ATH
Ahmed made plays as a running back and defensive back for Juanita High School last year. He put up 16 touchdowns and Greg Biggins says he is a guy that could be a big cover corner that could make the transition to safety if he ended up playing defense. According to insiders, fellow Pac-12 North teams Oregon and Washington could be in on him.
Osiris St. Brown WR Santa Ana, CA #108 overall #14 WR
St. Brown’s recruitment has taken off as of late as he has added offers from Stanford, USC, Arizona State and Washington. Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins evaluates the four-star receiver as someone who can make all the catches and “has all the tools to be an impact college receiver”. In addition to those recent offers, St. Brown has been offered by Cal, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC and Washington among others.
Tarik Black WR Chesire, CT #114 overall #16 WR
Whether at the wide receiver or tight end positions, Stanford has used size as an advantage when it comes to their ball-catchers. At 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds, Tarik Black fits that build. The four-star recruit has 20+ offers including Alabama, Arizona State, Stanford, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and UCLA.
Colby Parkinson TE, Westlake Village, CA #193 overall #4 TE COMMITTED
The Cardinal nabbed the West’s top tight end, who draws comparisons to Austin Hooper. He could add some bulk and become a weapon at the position the Cardinal-faithful have been so accustomed to seeing.
Tucker Fisk TE Davis, CA
The son of former Cardinal and NFL vet Jason Fisk also has offers from Cal, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
Foster Sarell, OT Graham Washington #6 overall #1 OT
The top tackle in the 2017 class already has the size for a line anchor, coming in at 6-foot-6, 300 pounds. Scout National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman says 2017 could be a special year for offensive lineman with three of the top seven players in the western region being in that position group. It’s a deep class, and Sarell is leading the way. The five-star holds double-digit offers from the likes of the Cardinal, Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Nebraska, UCLA, USC and hometown Washington.
Scout insiders tell us Sarell kept an eye on Josh Garnett’s senior season with Stanford. The two both hail from Pierce County and know each other. Garnett could be the lead blocker (pardon the pun) for Sarell.
Wyatt Davis OG Bellflower, CA #14 overall #2 OG
Huffman said this year would be deep, and Davis just adds to the beefiness. Davis has football bloodlines as his grandfather is NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis, a product of Wisconsin and a two-time Super Bowl champion for the Green Bay Packers, and his father is actor Duane Davis. It doesn’t end there, Davis’ older brother played at Cal, so Davis is likely keeping an eye on the Bears as well. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound five-star recruit plays tackle at St. John Bosco but has the versatility to play guard at the next level, according to Greg Biggins.
Trey Smith OT Jackson, TN #47 overall #6 OT
The top tackle in Tennessee has drawn interest from much of the SEC along with Notre Dame, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Stanford just to name a few.
Walker Little OT Bellaire, TX #65 overall #9 OT
Little is anything but that (I’m so sorry for that pun). The 6-foot-7, 301-pound offensive tackle is the epitome of a pass protector. He holds offers from the likes of the Cardinal, Alabama, Baylor, Ole Miss among many, many others.