Recruiting Update 1/16/02 - Offense

Not surprising that a Stanford team now headed by Buddy Teevens is making headway, but it is comforting to see the momentum in offensive recruiting. Prospects are bright at the critically OL and QB positions, most notably. Check out the status of Stanford's remaining offensive targets.

Stanford Recruiting 2002

Last Update

1/15/02

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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 is waiting to see who we hire as our OC. We should have that slot filled in the next day or two. I really like our chances.

What he's saying:

thinks the Cardinal is "heading in the right direction" by hiring Buddy Teevens as its head coach."It went real well," Edwards said. "We had dinner with Coach. We went up there with my family for about an hour and a half. And then he came by for an in-home visit Sunday night. He said he wants to make Stanford the type of throwing team like Florida, make Stanford the Florida of the west coast. I'm confident he'll bring in a strong staff and I think he's heading in the right direction."

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.

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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

WR

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.

We might not take a WR. If we do ... this is the guy.

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

TE

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.

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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

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Big time get for Stanford. Welcome David and family.

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: He had a good visit. Hard to read. He was kinda quiet on his visit. I still think he get him.

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:

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: I think we close him on his visit 1/18. Down to Stanford and MD.

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:

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:

We should know on Wednesday. I think we land him.

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:

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

Not much new here, I'll try to get an update this week.

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

Name:

Matt McClernan

Home: Norcross, Georgia

Height: 6'6

Weight: 260

Forty: 5.1

Schools: Northwestern, North Carolina, Stanford and Clemson

Offers:Northwestern, North Carolina, Stanford and Clemson

TheBootleg Says: We just offered.

What he's saying:

On Stanford >>>

"I was admitted today by Stanford and I was offered a scholarship today as well. I'm excited about my visit. All the schools I'm looking at have great educations but a Stanford degree is top notch."

Rankings:

Misc:

Reported Grades:

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