It’s well known Stanford won’t just spray the country with offers. If you receive a scholarship from the Cardinal, it’s calculated and is a commitment from the program.
That’s why when 2019 four-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux received an offer from the Cardinal, it wasn’t just another one of his 20+ offers.
“It's real big because I know they don't offer a lot of young guys. It takes a level of dedication to fit in up there. It means a lot to know they checked me out, they've looked at my resume.”
Thibodeaux’s resume is lengthy despite only playing one season of high school football. With 14 sacks last season and a 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame with plenty of room to grow. there's plenty to point to for Alabama, Arizona, Cal, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washingotn and Washington State among others have to offer Thibodeaux.
Another reason why so many teams like the freshman? His versatility.
“I'm very fast and I am tall. My arms are long, I can get around dudes, my first step is explosive. Guys also say I have a motor," Thibodeaux said.
“I feel like I can do it all. There’s a lot that comes with it but I feel like can be anywhere.”
This offseason, Thibodeaux will continue “working on his craft” in the weight room and on the field. In the classroom, he wants to maintain is 4.0 GPA.
As of right now, Thibodeaux said the process is early but his local schools of USC and UCLA are standing out to him in his recruitment.