Foster Sarell (© AAG)

Big visit weekend is approaching, plus prospects narrowing their list

Plenty to keep track of for the next few weeks...

It’s going to be a big couple of weeks for Stanford recruiting as the Cardinal continue to push towards Signing Day.

Stanford fans are still booming after Walker Little’s commitment two weeks ago, and the Cardinal may not be done at that position. The top tackle, and #2 overall player in the 2017 class, Foster Sarell is committing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Right now, it is down to Stanford, Washington, Notre Dame, Nebraska and USC. 

Speaking of the Army All-American game, I will be in San Antonio on Monday and Tuesday for the practices. Stanford commits Colby Parkinson and Walker Little will be playing in the game, as well as the aforementioned Sarell. 

The top-rated quarterback of the class of 2017 and Stanford commit Davis Mills announced on Friday he will not be playing in the game after injuring his knee in the Georgia AAA state championship game. I will be tracking multiple storylines for the prospects there and preview big visit weekend the following week. 

One of the top athletes in the class, Sumner (Wash.) Connor Wedington made waves a few weeks ago when he re-opened his recruitment after being a long-time Washington commit. The running back cited academics and opportunities that had presented themselves mid-season for why he was reassessing things. Wedington was offered by the Cardinal in September. The 4-star recruit tweeted he will release his top-5 on New Years Day. 

Mobile St. Pauls Episcopal (Ala.) defensive end Ryan Johnson released his top-6 earlier this week. The Under Armour All-American and 4-star recruit has Alabama, Auburn , Notre Dame, Stanford, Oregon and Texas in the mix.  The Cardinal currently have eight commits, with six of them being outright offensive recruits. Safety Stuart Head and athlete Sione Lund, who has been recruited as a fullback but has the ability to play linebacker, are the two who have the potential to play on the defensive side of the ball. Adding an elite end rusher like Johnson could add to an already impressive Stanford class. 

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