Recruiting Update 12/12/01 - Offense

Given the obscene amount of data we now have in these recruiting updates, we are splitting them into offense and defense. The update on the "O" this week include good and bad news on the OL, some clarification on TE Joe Newton and yet another Canadian RB.

Stanford Recruiting 2002

Last Update

12/12/01

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QB

Name:

Trent Edwards

Home: Los Gatos, CA

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 185

Forty: 4.85

Schools: Stanford, UCLA, Miami, UW, Mich (1-11)

Offers: Everybody

TheBootleg Says: Our number one QB

He visited last weekend (12/8). His host was Chris Lewis. He claims that it is a 50/50 race with UCLA. We still think we lead if he clears OU.

What he's saying:

If I had to choose now between STAN and UCLA, I couldn't choose. I've got an 1130 SAT but STAN says if I want to get in I'll need to improve my score to the high 1100s."

"“I needed to score a little higher on the verbal part of the test, so I took the SAT again last week,” Edwards explained. “I’ve got one more essay to finish, and then my application for Stanford will be ready to send off.”

Rankings: SP AA #10 QB

TheInsiders.com Number 1 QB. Top 101 # 17

PrepStar Dream Team

Misc: Edwards' season stats, through 5 games (all wins): 60 for 82, 969 yards, 14 TDs. He has a 73.2%
completion percentage, 193.8 yards per game, 11.8 yards per attempt, 16.2 yards per completion.

Reported Grades:

3.9 / 1130

  Name:

David Lofton

Home:

Plano, TX

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 180

Forty: 4.4

Schools: Stanford, VA, ASU, IU and SYR

Offers: IU

TheBootleg Says:

Gotta love the bloodlines.

What he's saying:

"I throw deep well and can find the open WR. I also have good escapability and can buy extra time with my feet. I have to improve my mechanics and my decision-making."

11/12 "They are waiting to get my application and said they will offer"

“I’m going to Florida State December 7 and Stanford (where his father James played) on January 11," Lofton said. "I’m considering Hawaii, Indiana, Syracuse and Texas Tech for the remaining trips.”

Rankings: SP #78 Texas

Misc:

James Lofton's son.

98-of-178 for 1,378 yards with nine touchdowns and only two interceptions. He also rushed for 511 yards on 90 carries with seven scores.

Reported Grades:

3.7 / 1240SAT, 1490 PSAT

RB

Name:

Brandon Hancock

Home:

Clovis, CA

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 242

Forty: 4.49

Schools: USC & Stanford

Offers: USC, Stanford, and many others.

TheBootleg Says:

. This line tells the whole story >"My mind says STAN is better and that it's the right place for me, but socially I feel at home at SO CAL." 10/4

He says USC 65 / Stanford 35. Good Bye?

Will visit 12/7 & USC on

Verbal to USC

What he's saying:

"Strong degree in business" and "academics and social life" keys;    "USC has better social life."
Stanford: "Second to none academics, beautiful campus, area and weather."
"Stanford team has great morale"

Rankings: SP AA #27 FB, PrepStar AA

Misc: expects to graduate in Jan and is currently taking 10 classes

Hancock has had a great season rushing for over 1,200 yards and is the teams second leading tackler while playing defensive end

Reported Grades: 4.0 / 1170

Name:

Chris Wilson

Home:

Baltimore, MD

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 240

Forty: 4.5

Schools:

Stanford leads over PSU

Offers: PSU, Mich, VA, Duke

TheBootleg Says:

Is being recruited as a big RB.

Says that Stanford leads over Mich and PSU. Dad now favors us with mom leaning towards PSU.

>>> Still in great shape

What he's saying:

"It's an accomplishment just to be accepted"

"I'm still in the process of applying."

“I go to Virginia on November 30th and then Michigan the weekend after that. . .I want education and football in college. That’s why Stanford is at the top of my list. Their reputation is awesome.”

Chris still favors STAN (1/11, dad's pref--"He likes the academics and says he'd prefer me to go to the west coast as opposed to the south.", 50%) solid over PSU (mom's pref, 1/18), MICH (dad'd pref, 12/7--host Marlon Jackson--"The atmopshere was nice. I really felt at home there. It wasn't even anything they did. I liked how I felt. They were themselves and I could be myself. We went to their basketball game vs DUKE and they brought us out on the floor and introduced us during halftime."), VA (12/1) and MARYD (12/14). AFO. "I'll decide after all my trips."

Rankings: SP AA #2 FB

Misc: Final ten game (4-6) stats: 223 carries/1636 yds/19 TDs; 42 tackles.

Reported Grades: 3.7 / 1420

  Name:

Tre Smith

Home:

Venice, FL

Height: 5'11

Weight: 183

Forty: 4.43

Schools:

Nebraska and Florida, Mich        NW

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says:Neb now his leader. Don't worry (yet) about us not getting mentioned.

What he's saying:

"Want to be on TV in good location"
"Want best football program in best town, clean and fun, laid-back."
"Also will look at education and graduation rate" (N.B.)
"Might be nice to go out of state"

Rankings: SP AA #11 RB

TheInsiders.com #56 WR

Misc: Final nine game (3-6) stats: 200 carries/1662 yds/20 TDs

Reported Grades:

4.0 / 1140 (or 1160 2d report, 1180 in yet other report)

  Name:

Steve Sarm

Home:

Naborville, IL

Height: 6'0

Weight: 205

Forty: ?

Schools: ?

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says:

FB

What he's saying:

?

Rankings: SP NI

Misc: A preseason top 5 pick in the Dupage Valley
League, he plays fullback

Reported Grades: X

Name:

Tim Shaw

Home: Lay, MI

Height: 6'1

Weight: 215

Forty: 4.44

Schools: Purdue, Indiana, PState, MichSt offer        PState lead

Offers: MichSt &        PState

TheBootleg Says: One to keep an eye on. Will visit 12/8

Visit went well. He warmed up as weekend went on

What he's saying:

says he doesn't know
who he will visit--except "definitely Stanford."

On his visit to Stanford >>>"They said they wouldn't be flying me out there if they weren't gonna offer."

Rankings: SP #70 Midwest

TheInsiders.com #88 RB

Misc: 11.03 100 meters {Div. 3 state finals champ) Twelve game (12-0, in playoffs) stats: 2000 yds rushing/40 TDs

Reported Grades: 3.8/26

  Name:

Clifton Dawson

Home: Birchmount Park (Toronto)

Height: 5'9

Weight: 185

Forty: 4.4

Schools: Stanford, Duke, Northwestern and Rutgers

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says: We like this scat back

What he's saying:

?

Rankings: NR

Misc: ?

Reported Grades: Who the hell can figure out that damn Canadian system? :)

Name:

Jon Cornish

Home: Vancouver, BC

Height: 6'0

Weight: 180

Forty: X

Schools: Stanford, Duke, Neb and Wash

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says: Canada scout calls him a "major D1 RB". Wants to major in Pre-Med.

What he's saying:

X

Rankings: X

Misc: Led province with 1057 yards and 18 TDs

Reported Grades: 4.0 GPA

WR

  Name:

Carl Tabb

Home:

Ann Arbor, MI

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 190

Forty: 4.4

Schools: Mich (av ) Notre Dame (av) lead; Purdue, Virginia, Stanford

Offers: All

TheBootleg Says: Stanford now in top 5

What he's saying:

Presumed Michigan lead/near lock, but insists.  "I had no favorite school growing up."

Rankings: SP AA #27 WR

TheInsiders.com #27 WR

Misc: X

Reported Grades: 3.7/24

  Name:

Ben Obomanu

Home:

Selma, AL

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 184

Forty: 4.4

Schools: Ala, Aub, UF, Neb, LSU

Offers: 25 offers

TheBootleg Says:

Keep watching

Stanford now in top 5.

Aub now his leader. Plans to visit 1/19

What he's saying:

"I'm agile and quick and I can confuse DBs. I'm not afraid to go across the middle. If there's anything I could work on it would be to improve my footwork."

"Stanford just started recruiting me really hard. I really like their academics."

Rankings: SP AA #8 WR

TheInsiders.com # 14 WR. Top 101 # 81

PrepStar Dream Team

Misc: Final 10 game (5-5) stats: 800 yds rec/9 TDs

Reported Grades:

4.4 / 1220

  Name:

Tim Lane

Home: San Diego, CA

Height: 6'3

Weight: 202

Forty: 4.51

Schools: Ucla, Col, ASU, Ore

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says:

One to keep an eye on

"Fast (4.51) and quick (4.1 shuttle)" on big (6-3) frame; "excellent blocker."

What he's saying:

?

Rankings: PrepStar AR

Misc: X

Reported Grades: X

TE

Name:

Joe Newton

Home:

Sacramento, CA

Height: 6'8

Weight: 225

Forty: 4.9

Schools: X

Offers: Oregon State and Oregon, Add UW

TheBootleg Says:

Just sent in app

He loved his trip to UW. Don't worry about his last coments to Student Sports. We are still very interested and he should have an offer soon.

What he's saying:

"I really don't have a leader right now," Newton said. "I'm looking for a school that has a strong combination of athletics and academics and I'm exploring all my options right now."

"I really like Stanford a lot," Newton said. "If I'm accepted, they will be a major player and one of the teams to beat."

Rankings: SP AA #8 TE

TheInsiders.com # 12 TE

Misc: 22 passes for 358 yards and six TDs. 170' discus thrower, 5th in state

Reported Grades: 3.76 GPA and scored a 1310 on the SAT

  Name:

Chad Glover

Home:

Torrance, CA

Height: 6'6

Weight: 240

Forty: 5.0

Schools: Neb, UCLA, USC, Stanford

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says:

What he's saying: Rankings: X

Misc: Nike Camp 40-Yard Dash: 5.19
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.59
Vertical Jump: DNP
Bench Reps: 5

Reported Grades: X

  Name:

Matt Traverso

Home:

Sacramento, CA

Height: 6'6

Weight: 245

Forty: 4.75

Schools: Favors AZ, UF, UCLA, Stanford

Offers: UCLA, Illinois, Arizona, WSU, UNLV

TheBootleg Says:

Stanford strong favorite if OU clears.

He says we offered.

Stanford Flag

Recruited as a TE

What he's saying:

"I want to major in premed... need to do what is best for me."

The academics are great. I was at the UCLA game and they offered me there. Coach Willingham is a great guy and is dedicated to improving the team. Their defense was stifling in the first half and they cam through in the clutch at the end. They played an impressive game. But they aren't just good at football. There's nothing bad about them."

Rankings: SP #45 Cal, PrepStar AA

TheInsiders.com # 23 DE

Misc:

Outstanding in hoops; 19 pts/14 boards, All Nor Cal. Final ten game (7-3) stats: 27 rec/ave over 20 ypc/9 TDs; 60 tackles/14 sacks/7 blocked passes/17 TFL

Reported Grades:

3.3 / 1200--at risk in OU

OL

Name:

David Beall

Home:

Vancouver, WA

Height: 6'6

Weight: 300

Forty: 5.2

Schools: UW, Ore ST.,

Offers: Stanford, NW, CU, Clem, and others

TheBootleg Says:

Biggins scouting report: "College body already";
"has dominated since sophomore year."

Stanford leads

>>> gotta love the fact that after he was "blown away" on his Washington visit, he still has us leading

What he's saying:

"("They have a pretty sizeable lead. I would call it big. I like their academics. The coaching staff is great and the campus is beautiful. I've met all the coaches and especially like OL coach McDonnell. I have already applied.")

1/11, "I love the academics and coaches. They are all friendly and recruit me a lot. They played a great game against UCLA but I only caught it in fragments."

Dave still favors STAN (RTH, PP, 1/11, in-home 12/3, "It's just a great academic school. They had an incredible year, but if coach Willingham actually took the job at ND, I'd probably re-think things. It would definitely affect my decision.") slightly over UW (12/1--"The atmosphere at the school is great. The students are really into football and they like the players. We went out to eat a lot. We went to Morton's steak house, which is one of the best restaurants in Seattle."), UCLA (12/8) and ORE ST (1/4). AFO. "It's pretty close. I need to see what the schools are like in session." Season is over (9-3).

Rankings: SP AA #26 OL, PrepStar AA

TheInsiders.com # 12 OL

Misc: X

Reported Grades: 3.9/1270

Name:

Josiah Vinson

Home: Irving, TX

Height: 6'4

Weight: 291

Forty: 5.1

Schools:

GT, Texas, NDame, Stanford, LSU

Offers: 20 offers, including A&M, GT, Cal

TheBootleg Says:

This guy is a stud. Might help right away.

ND has a very slight lead.

>>> ND situation helps

What he's saying: favors ND (O, AV, RTH, "They have great tradition and have been consistently good for
the past century. I also like their mix of academics and football.",Josiah still favors ND (CP, "I've never met coach O'Leary so I don't have an opinion yet. I'm gonna visit them in Jan. I never stopped being interested in them. But I'm really curious what O'Leary will do.") slightly over STAN (dad's pref, RTH, "They seem to care more."), GT (12/14--RB Coach Glen Spencer called and canceled my trip. He didn't say anything about the permanent job or when they are gonna get a coach. It was a quick call and he just wanted me to know that they still want me to visit."), LSU and ARK (12/1). AFO. "I'll decide after my trips." Season record (5-5).
Rankings: SP #39 Texas

TheInsiders.com # 40 OL

Misc: X

Reported Grades:

4.4 / 1500 SAT

  Name:

Troy Reddick

Home:

Albany, GA

Height: 6'6

Weight: 310

Forty: 5.2

Schools: GT, Aub, Stanford

Offers: Stanford offer (reported), also offers from GT, Clemson, Auburn, OHIO ST, WAKE

TheBootleg Says:

GT leads

What he's saying:

"I want to play with a good strong QB"

Rankings: SP #23 GA

Misc: X

Reported Grades: 3.3/1130

  Name:

Jeff Edwards

Home: Atlanta, GA

Height: 6'7

Weight: 250

Forty: 4.9

Schools: Ohio State, Clemson, GT, Maryland, Arkansas, Stanford

Offers: Ohio State, Clemson, GT, Maryland, Arkansas

TheBootleg Says:

What he's saying:

 "Ohio State, Maryland, Stanford, and Northwestern are my favorites."

"They are a great academic school and have a strong business school. It kind of reminds me of Georgia, but not as humid. They have a good lead. I have already applied.",

Rankings: SP #18 GA

TheInsiders.com # 32 OL

Misc: Teammate of Stanford CB Leigh Torrence

Reported Grades:

3.85 / 1250 in one report; 3.5 / 1250 in second report

Name:

Anthony Wollschlager

Home:

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Height: 6'5

Weight: 295

Forty: 5.3

Schools: Miami, Northwestern, Michigan, Stanford, Nebraska and Notre Dame

Offers: NW, Stanford, Oh St, NDame, Purdue, and Auburn

TheBootleg Says:

What he's saying:

“Education. I’m looking for a school with a good academic reputation. I’ll also be looking at how I fit in on official visits. Obviously comfort level will play a part in my decision.”

Per SuperPrep:

Anthony now favors MIA (CP, 12/14, "It's always been a hometown favorite and I've been there many times. If I got the chance to go there, I know it would be a great opportunity for me. They would have a solid lead if they offered.") over ND (mom's pref--"She likes the tradition and the Catholic environment. I thought coach Gruden was gonna get it. I had no idea that O'Leary was even up for it. I haven't talked to anyone from ND since last week."), OHIO ST (1/11), NW and NCS (RTH). AFO except MIA. "I'll decide in Jan."

Rankings: SP #45 FL

TheInsiders.com # 16 OL

Misc: X

Reported Grades:

4.0 / 1150

  Name:

Logan Robinson

Home:

Salina (Eastern Heights), KS

Height: 6'8

Weight: 280

Forty: ?

Schools: X

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says:

X

What he's saying:

X

Rankings: X

Misc: All State, 8-Man football; State 1A shot put champ (52'); Hoops star: 24 pts, 9 rebs/game

Reported Grades: X

  Name:

Jon Cochran

Home:

West Des Moines (Valley), IA

Height: 6'6

Weight: 290

Forty: 5.5

Schools: NW, Iowa and Iowa State, Stanford.

Offers: NW, Iowa and Iowa State offers

TheBootleg Says:

Favors Iowa peer SP. Likes smaller schools, family atmosphere and great academics Doesn't clearly favor either Iowa school; Stanford has great chance here.

Visit 1/11

What he's saying:

"They said they'll most likely offer after the season and I should be sending out the application by the end of Nov. STAN is probably going to be my last trip so I should commit somewhere at that time.")

Rankings: SP #34 Midlands

Misc: Plans to major in pre-med

Reported Grades: 3.9/26

The three he will certainly visit are Northwestern (Nov. 30), Iowa State (Dec. 7) and Iowa (sometime in Dec.). All three have offered Jon scholarships. He most likely will visit Stanford (sometime in Jan.)

  Name:

Kyle Ralph

Home:

Cincinatti, OH (St Xavier)

Height: 6'5

Weight: 280

Forty: 5.1

Schools: X

Offers: Vandy verbal, NW, OhState, Pitt offers

TheBootleg Says:

Vandy Verbal. Wait, maybe not

What he's saying:

"Vandy felt like a second home to me"

Rankings: SP #43 Midwest

Misc: X

Reported Grades: 3.5/1240

  Name:

Adam Koets

Home:

Santa Ana (Foothill), CA

Height: 6'5

Weight: 250

Forty: 4.95

Schools:

Stanford leads CSU (o), UCLA, USC

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says:

PS says Adam has tremendous upsides. He was selected All-League in
both football and volleyball. Has a great frame that could put on
more weight. He's big, fast and explosive

What he's saying:

"They play great football and are a great school (Stanford). I would commit if offered"

Rankings: SP #93 Cal

Misc: Last season, Adam had
100 tackles, 20 TFL, eight sacks, two FC and two FC. Squat: 475
Vertical Jump: 28

Reported Grades: 3.9/1220

  Name:

Tanner Bell

Home: Castroville, CA

Height: 6'7

Weight: 290

Forty: 5.5

Schools: Stanford, UW, Ore, Ore St.,Utah, NW

Offers: Ore St. , AZ, & Utah

TheBootleg Says:

Favors Oregon State

What he's saying:

About Stanford "It's one of the best schools in the country"

Rankings: SP #87 Cal

Misc: X

Reported Grades: 3.9/1130

Name:

Robin Kezirian

Home: FRESNO CENTRAL, CA

Height: 6'3

Weight: 268

Forty: 5.3

Schools: Stanford, UCLA, UW, Ore, Fresno

Offers: Wash, Fresno

TheBootleg Says: Keep an eye on him

>>> No worries about UW... yet

What he's saying:

It's their academics I like the most. If they offered me, I would like them even more but I wouldn't commit right away. I think they'll offer me but they want me to get my application sent in. I'm still working on my essay--"What's important to me?"

Robin now favors UW (O, 12/14, Neuheisel in-home next week, "The reason UW might have a slight edge is because they have already offered. I like the area and the cooler weather. The pictures look beautiful. Plus, I really like Neuheisel. He's a great coach and a really nice guy.", 40%) just slightly over STAN
(1/18, OV, in-home 12/11, waiting on admissions, "They are basically tied with UW."), FREWSNO ST (O, 1/4, in-home 12/11, "It's home here. I've watched them since I was little."), ORE ST (1/11, in-home 12/13) and ORE. No PP. "I'll decide in Jan." 8-4 season.

Rankings: SuperPrep AR

Misc: Eight game
(5-3) stats: 11 tackles/3 sacks/1 FR/1 blocked FG--only being recruited for offense

Reported Grades: 3.6/1090/24

  Name:

Andy Aurich

Home: St. Paul, Min

Height: 6'4

Weight: 270

Forty: X

Schools: ?

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says: Still looking for information

What he's saying:

?

Rankings: Rival 2 Star

Misc: ?

Reported Grades: 3.8, 28 ACT

Name:

ISMAIL SIMPSON

Home: LAWTON EISENHOWER, OK

Height: 6'5

Weight: 290

Forty: 5.1

Schools: CSU, TexTech, OU, KU, Rice, OKS

Offers: Rice, OKS

TheBootleg Says: Still trying to get a read on our interest. From PrepStar >>> Simpson is a very raw talent, with a huge upside and the ability to
become a big time player

What he's saying:

On Stanford >>> "I love the academics and the prestige. It's a good overall school. I'm not too worried about the distance. I've heard it's a nice place."

Rankings: PrepStar AR

Misc: bench
345 and squats 460 and throws the shot and the discus in track.

Reported Grades: 3.7/27

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