It all started with this:
Sure enough, the Cardinal did not disappoint with offers. Different position groups, different years, different areas of the country - Stanford sent out some highly sought-after offers over the past few days.
Here’s a breakdown:
The top defensive end in Alabama’s 2018 class had two schools tied for as his leader: Auburn and either LSU or Alabama. We don’t know who it is between those two. Stanford received a commitment from 2017’s Ryan Johnson out of Mobile. Could they crash this party and make it back-to-back years for a Mobile defensive end star?
Class of 2019 linebacker Joshua Pakola had called the potential of a Stanford offer as a dream when talking with Brandon Huffman in December. Six months later and it’s a dream come true. Safe to say Stanford is in the hunt for the 2019 linebacker. Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State, Georgia, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State have offered as well.
The mix of athletics and academics have been a high priority for the four-star 2018 defensive end. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, the final group was Notre Dame, Duke and Northwestern and it seemed as though the Irish were a potential frontrunner. Booker, who spent last summer on the Stanford campus for a high school academic camp, is very familiar with the Cardinal. Will an offer take it from comfortable to commitment?
The four-star 2019 athlete was a stat-filler on both sides of the ball. As a receiver, he had 753 yards and five touchdowns and defensively had eight interceptions. Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have all offered this dynamic playmaker.
The three-star 2018 cornerback holds over 20 offers but it seems as though Syracuse and Boston College are standing out to him. The class of 2018 defensive back knows what to do in the open field as his Hudl film is filled with kick returns and interceptions for touchdowns. He also packs a big punch in the secondary.