Your 2004 Stanford Signing Class

The fax machine is taking a little break now, with the 12 National Letters of Intent received at Arrillaga yesterday. To take a nice snapshot of this dandy dozen, read this capsule of your 2004 Stanford signees. Put faces with the names, and get a feel for where this kids can start to help the Cardinal, now that they are transitioning from "recruits" to "players"...

This is your 2004 Stanford Football signing class, with 12 scholarship members as of February 4.  Keep this bookmarked as your one-stop reference point for this class, including the rankings, vitals, and a link to take you back to our report on their college commitment.

Recruiting
Class of 2004
Pos Nat'l
Rank
Nat'l
Rating
Name
(School) 
Hometown
HT/WT/40 Verbal
Commit
Report

Jerod Arlich RB 63 Jerod Arlich
(Mahtomedi Sr.) 
Mahtomedi, MN
6-4/246/4.7 Report Available
NOTES: Ignore the running back rating because you don't stack this kid against tailbacks.  Arlich has great size and toughness.  The question is how soon he can get on the field.  On the one hand, need may be big at fullback; on the other hand, he needs time in the weight room.

Bobby Dockter OL 80 Bobby Dockter
(Kamiak HS) 
Mukilteo, WA
6-5/275/-  Report Available
NOTES: I got goose bumps watching him move his feet at Stanford's camp last summer.  Also like that he's strong and can play nasty.  The only thing that can hold Bobby back is himself.

Pannel Egboh TE NR Pannel Egboh
(North Mesquite HS) 
Mesquite, TX
6-6/240/4.9 Report Available
NOTES: Though he was recruited by all schools as a tight end, Stanford told him they liked him for both offense and defense.  The funny thing is that I see a frame that will add a lot of weight... enough that his offensive position in three years could be OT.

Alex Fletcher OL 2 Alex Fletcher
(St Anthonys HS) 
Melville, NY
6-4/285/5.0 Report Available
NOTES: How much more can I say about Fletch?  He'll be a team captain by his second or third year, and he has the fire to go with his physical development.  Consensus All-American and he is dying to knock some heads in the Pac-10.  He is a legend in Stanford recruiting and will be the same for Stanford football.

Austin Gunder TE 50 Austin Gunder
(Red Lion Area SHS) 
Red Lion, PA
6-5/235/- Report Available
NOTES: Not what he will be physically, but on film he is a pretty balanced blocker and receiver.  Most high school TEs are good/decent at just one of the two.  Like his size and ability to get downfield.

Ray Jones RB 62 Ray Jones
(The Columbus Academy) 
Gahanna, OH
6-0/205/4.36 Report Available
NOTES: We talked forever about "Ray Ray" as a future Cardinal safety, but he was announced by Buddy Teevens as a running back.  Though a very shifty runner who loves making cuts, the best thing to like about Jones is his strength and physical development - very serious weight lifter.

Anthony Kimble WR 88 Anthony Kimble
(LSU Laboratory School) 
Baton Rouge, LA
6-1/185/-  Report Available
NOTES: Though primarily a running back in high school, AK "47" has the athleticism to make catches and do some fun things with the ball.  Remember that he has only two years of football under his belt in his life.  This is a basketball athlete with much to learn and a big upside.

Pat Maynor LB NR Pat Maynor
(William T. Dwyer HS) 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
6-2/195/4.6 Report Available
NOTES: The measurables for Maynor are not that exciting, when you look at his height and weight.  His 40 time does not excite, either, compared to the elite LBs.  But I have watched him on film and he tears things up.  Stanford needs more nasty on defense like this kid will bring to The Farm.

Carlos McFall S NR Carlos McFall
(Roosevelt HS) 
San Antonio, TX
6-1/196/4.4 Report Available
NOTES: McFall barely played any defense this year, making his mark as a prolific and shifty option quarterback.  He has the lateral quickness and reactions to play as a DB, but we don't yet know if he's a CB or a FS.

Benny Muth OL 83 Ben Muth
(Pinnacle HS) 
Mesa, AZ
6-6/280/5.2 Report Available
NOTES: Maybe the most forgotten man in this class, big Benny committed so early and with so little fanfare.  But the best thing about this signee is the size he brings to the offensive tackle position.  You can only get by at this level for so long with a bunch of 6'4" and 6'5" OTs.  This is a big kid who could be pretty good in a few years.

Wopamo Osaisai CB 77 Wopamo Osaisai
(Pinole Valley HS) 
Pinole, CA
6-0/185/4.4 Report Available
NOTES: This is the burner of the class, with world-class speed.  He doesn't have big stats, given how rarely he was thrown at this past fall.  But I cannot understate how truly huge this kid is for this class.  He could be a star.

Allen Smith OL 19 Allen Smith
(Corona Del Sol HS) 
Tempe, AZ
6-5/310/5.2 Report Available
NOTES: Last alphabetically, but Smith was also the last commitment of the class.  His commitment added not just star power, but also a big and rangy athlete.  Known to Cardinalmaniacs™ for his depth of personality and intelligence, but athleticism and size make him exciting for OT, OG or DT.

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