I admit it - it's fun to "break" new recruits to Stanford fans during the fall who seemingly have exploded onto the Cardinal recruiting radar. And when you unearth a 260-pound bruising fullback talent like Chris Pressley, who rips off touchdowns with alarming regularity and holds offers from the likes of Tennessee, Wisconsin and Maryland, your excitement is piqued further still. And for good measure, this New Jersey standout is cousins with Demario Pressley, the #1 defensive tackle in this class and #13 overall player according to TheInsiders.
The Pressley within Stanford's academic recruiting reach has been wrestling with his offer list to decide his five official visits, and reveals his current and revised schedule to TheBootleg:
December 5 - Wisconsin
December 12 - Tennessee
December 19 - Maryland
January 9 - Stanford
January 16 - Virginia
All five schools have offered, though he names a pair as his top leaders today.
"My top two right now are Stanford and Maryland," the 6'1" widebody reveals. "That's what it has been for a while now."
They key issue for Cardinal recruits always remains the admissions process, and Pressley is on the ball with his recent SAT retake on November 1. He has submitted all of his application materials to Stanford, and could have a decision soon after he receives that board score. He previously produced a 1090, but that came back in his sophomore year.
"I have talked to the coaches at Stanford and hear it's really a first class place," the Woodbury High School senior states. "I'm really looking forward to the visit."
Pressley and the Thundering Herd are 6-2 on the season and into the playoffs where they will tomorrow host 6-3 Riverside. He played with a fractured finger last week in the 28-18 win over Sterling, but fared well enough despite the injury.
"It was tough, but it was cool," he states. "It was a hard game for us but we pulled it out. I didn't have many carries but still managed two touchdowns - one from one yard out and another 78-yarder."
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