Unless you live there, you may not be familiar with the football powers of the "OK." Oklahoma has several hot spots of football talent, with many found in the Oklahoma City area. One of the top programs is Putnam City High School, which has been ranked near the top of the state's media polls all year. Though they just dropped their regular season finale, they still stand 8-2 on the year and rank #7 in the state. Their top talent this year is cornerback/receiver Anthony Germany, and he happens to have the talent and grades to fill a big need for the Stanford Cardinal in this recruiting class.
Germany stands 6'1" and 182 pounds, playing both ways for the Pirates. He was timed at the Oklahoma State camp this past summer with a 4.48 40 and he has the attitude you need to succeed as a Division I cornerback.
"I love locking down on somebody who is supposed to be a team's go-to guy," he proclaims. "The better the receiver, the more I love the challenge."
Very few passes have been completed on Germany the past two years, and that included lock-down performances against a pair of Divison I-bound talents his junior year, when he stymied Jason Ray (Missouri) and Roland Garrett (Tulsa). The receiver talent has not been as strong in his league this year, but he has put together a strong season with 50 tackles, five interceptions, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles at both the corner and safety positions. Though his heart beats fastest for defense, Germany has also logged 350 receiving yards and three scores this year on offense.
Stanford has been heavily recruiting the Oklahoma City standout since May, with running backs coach Wayne Moses taking the lead. "Coach Moses seems really personable," the recruit notes. "The education up there would be really good for me. And I can't look for much better competition than what I would face in the Pac-10. They have some of the best receivers in the country."
The Cardinal have not made their scholarship offer yet, but are waiting for a bump in his standardized test scores first. He scored a 21 on the ACT last June and just retook the test in late October. "I'm looking for at least a 23," he says. "I think an offer would come really soon. I get handwritten letters from Coach Teevens; they say they like my size and versatility."
Germany has a 3.5 unweighted GPA in the classroom and is underway with the Stanford admissions application. He has completed and submitted the Basic Information section, with the rest currently being filled out.
"Stanford and Tulsa are my top two right now," the Oklahoma City product states. "Tulsa and New Mexico have offered. Tulsa is getting a lot better - playing young people and on the rise. They have a situation where I could play right away. They also have a new young coaching staff who is very nice."
Missouri used to be a school high on Germany's mind, but they have slipped to #3 on his list after he took a trip there and they did not reciprocate with an offer. Two schools on the rise with increasing interest are Kansas and Iowa State. "A lot of teams are asking for my senior film," he adds.
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