Recruiting Table - 12/18

It is the single most important event of the Stanford Recruiting season: the unveiling of <i>The Bootleg</i>'s recruiting table. Several names will be new. Some may be shocking. Others are mysteriously missing. But the overall message this delivers is that we have a lot of exciting names to track these next 45 days...

Stanford Recruiting: Class of 2004

        = change or update since last published table


Tailback (need 1)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Darius Walker Buford
(Buford, GA)
5-11 195 Stan, ND, USC, OSU Accepted The Notre Dame gurus peg Darius as an Irish lean, but underestimate the power of his Stanford acceptance and his connection with David Kelly... recently accepted... will visit 1/9


Fullback (need 1-2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Jerod Arlich Mahtomedi
(Mahtomedi, MN)
6-4 246 Stan, Minn, Col Submitted Top flight fullback who has already spurned offers from Notre Dame, Iowa and Wisconsin... 1/9 visit to Stanford will be fifth
Chris Pressley Woodbury
(Woodbury, NJ)
6-2 260 Stan, Wisc, Mary, Tenn Submitted The Ron Dayne comparisons are often stated with his combination of power and agility... 1/9 visit will probably make or break his recruitment


Wide Receiver (need 1)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Austin Collie Oak Ridge
(El Dorado Hills, CA)
6-1 180 Stan, WSU, ASU, BYU, UNLV Submitted Long been a Stan-BYU battle, but now ASU jumps up with great official... anxiously awaiting admissions answer... will visit 1/9
Kelton Lynn Fairview
(Boulder, CO)
6-3 180 Stan, ??? ??? Big name in Colo but not well known elsewhere... came to Stanford's summer camp... will visit 1/16


Tight End (need 2-3)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Patrick Bowe Minnetonka
(Minnetonka, MN)
6-6 230 Stan, Duke ??? Father Pat Bowe was a standout TE at Stanford in late 1970s... attended Stanford's summer camp... will visit 1/16
Pannel Egboh North Mesquite
(Mesquite, TX)
6-6 240 Stan, Duke, ColSt, AZ Accepted That 6'6" is legit, and he has the agility and wingspan to make him hugely attractive... just accepted... will visit 1/9
Austin Gunder Red Lion
(Red Lion, PA)
6-5 235 Stan, Louis, PSU, Duke Submitted Gunder has very little press but Stanford loves him better than some blue chip national TE names... will visit 1/9
Langston Johnson Bellarmine Prep
(Lost Altos, CA)
6-2 220 Stan, ??? ??? Locals will recognize the name of this Bellarmine standout... will visit 1/16
John Solder Buena Vista
(Buena Vista, CO)
6-8 210 Stan, Col, Utah Submitted Tall kid who could grow into his frame like a Michael Horgan... attended Stanford's summer camp... will visit 1/16


Offensive Line (need 4-5)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Bobby Dockter Kamiak
(Mukilteo, WA)
6-5 275 VERBAL Accepted Identified his soph/junior years as an elite talent in Washington state, but his buzz died down this year... feet glide and make you think he's a left tackle... plays with a mean streak, but very technically sound... visited 12/5
Alex Fletcher St. Anthony's
(Old Brookville, NY)
6-4 285 VERBAL Accepted Rare elite true center may be the nation's best... committed in unprecedented decision in Feb. of junior year... offers from almost every power in the country... recruiting his class like crazy... will play in Army All-American game... will visit 1/9 though several unofficials already
Chris Joseph Santa Ynez
(Santa Ynez, CA)
6-4 275 Stan, UCLA Submitted Semi-soft verbal recently to UCLA, but if admitted may shift... will visit 1/16
Ben Muth Pinnacle
(Mesa, AZ)
6-6 280 VERBAL Accepted Biggest OL commit or recruit on the board, which is needed badly for OT at Stanford... committed in summer over BYU and Oregon... visited 12/5
Allen Smith Corona Del Sol
(Tempe, AZ)
6-5 310 Stan, ND, ASU, Tenn, UCLA Accepted Elite lineman who could play OG, OT or DT... mom is ASU professor... recent acceptance and in-homes give Stanford huge boost... will visit 1/16
Jeff Zuttah The Hun School
(Princeton, NJ)
6-4 280 Stan, ??? Filling Out HS All-American in 2003 class who signed with Michigan but not medically cleared... wants to transfer to Stanford... eligibility clock has yet to start... waiting for full year of UM grades... will visit 1/9


Defensive End (need 2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Ted Bentler Assumption
(Davenport, IA)
6-4 260 Stan, Iowa, ND Filling Out Committed in Oct. 2002 early in junior year to Iowa but is looking around... quietly came to Stanford Junior Day last spring... could play several positions on DL... probable January visit
Thor Pili Timpanogos
(Orem, UT)
6-4 235 Stan, BYU, Utah, Ore, UK Submitted This Utah athlete has been on the board for a long time, but it is unclear how he sits with admissions... attended Stanford-BYU game... will visit 1/16
Darrell Robertson Jonesboro
(Jonesboro, GA)
6-5 215 Stan, FSU, GT Submitted Stanford was hot on his trail in the spring but a FSU commit cooled things off... then he reopened his recruitment to include Tech and Stanford... mom is huge on academics... will visit 1/9


Defensive Tackle (need 1-2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Franklin Okam Lake Highlands
(Dallas, TX)
6-4 300 Stan, Okl, Tex, A&M, Fla Filling Out As elite a DL as Stanford has ever recruited... Texas and Oklahoma are most likely but he tells Stanford to keep recruiting him
Darryl Richard Destrehan
(Destrehan, LA)
6-4 285 Stan, LSU, GT, Mia, ND, UCLA Accepted Stanford had great relationship until LSU surge wrought damage... in-homes from coaches are attempting repair... signs are that this is turning
Keith Shologan Spruce Grove
(Rochester, Alberta)
6-2 280 Stan, BoSt Submitted Powerful defensive lineman in the Nick Frank mold... great competitive wrestler... will visit 1/9 


Linebacker (need 1-2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Quinton Craddock Lawrenceville Prep
(Lawrenceville, NJ)
6-2 240 Stan, SoCar ??? Came to prep school by way of Birmingham, Alabama... interesting LB/DE prospect now that his body is maturing
Pat Maynor Dwyer
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
6-2 195 VERBAL Accepted Though on him early in the spring, Stanford waited until this fall to offer... Kansas State was a serious pursuer... not big, but plays like a crazed animal... visited and committed 12/5 weekend
Slade Norris Jesuit
(Portland, OR) 
6-2 210 Stan, Duke, OreSt, Cal, UW, WSU ??? Big buzz on this LB his soph year but out junior year with injury... plagued with injuries again senior year... Stanford got a good look at summer camp


Defensive Back (need 2-3)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Anthony Germany Putnam City
(Oklahoma City, OK)
6-0 178 Stan, Tulsa, NM, Ark Filling Out Very underrated cover corner who has been high on the board since the spring... needs ACT boost... will visit 1/16
Wopamo Osaisai Pinole Valley
(Pinole, CA)
6-0 185 VERBAL Accepted Stanford hopes he is the sleeper steal we think he is... late to sport of football but track speed and promising instincts hint at huge upside... grabbed staff's attention at passing league on campus... visited 12/5
Aaron Smith Point Loma
(San Diego, CA)
6-1 175 Stan, Ivies Accepted QB/S for surprising Point Loma team but projects as DB in college... applied early action and already accepted... willing to walk-on if he can get local scholarship $$$... will visit 1/16
Terry Wilson Junipero Serra
(Gardena, CA)
5-11 185 Stan, Col, Ore, Utah Filling Out He's a legit offer-quality kid whom Stanford wants, but both parties are waiting for a December retake score... will visit 1/9


Athlete (always need)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Ray Jones Columbus Academy
(Gahanna, OH)
6-0 205 VERBAL Accepted Immensely valuable commit for his ability to help at RB or S... explosive and tough athlete who will be a team leader on and off the field... visited 12/5
Anthony Kimble University HS
(Baton Rouge, LA)
6-2 185 Stan, Tulane ??? If you are from Baton Rouge but LSU passes on you, it's easy to slip under the radar, but Nick Frank taught us these are fertile grounds... explosive athlete who could be a WR, RB or DB
Dimitri Linton Northeast
(Oakland Park, FL)
5-9 195 Stan, Rut, AF, Wake, NCSt Submitted Committed early to Rutgers but after senior season explosion, he is taking trips and exploring option... named 5A Player of the Year in Florida... tied Emmitt Smith's state single-season rushing TDs record (31)... speed to burn and could help at RB or WR... faster, taller Luke Powell... will visit 1/16
Devon Lyons Woodland Hills
(Pittsburgh, PA)
6-3 205 Stan, ND, OSU, Mia, MichSt, BC, Pitt, UNC, PSU Filling out Great athlete who could be a difference-maker at several positions: DB, LB or WR... fringe interest in Stan has him iffy on taking visit, which would be fifth
Matt Patterson Burroughs
(Burbank, CA)
6-3 195 Stan, Ivies ??? Reminds of Tim Smith
Marc Winston Parkview Magnet
(Little Rock, AR)
6-7 235 Stan, Ark, Duke, Fla Filling Out Stanford has worked this huge TE/DE recruit and sit in his top four... now set for 1/9 visit


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