Recruiting Update 1/16/02 - Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, there is surprising depth in the defensive backs. Since the last recruiting update, a 2nd DB has joined the commit list, and a truly elite pass rusher has come on board. Check out the updates on the remaining targets for Buddy Teevens' new brand of Stanford defense.

Stanford Recruiting 2002

Last Update

1/15/02

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DL

Name:

Julian Jenkins

Home:

Woodward Academy (private), GA

Height: 6'5

Weight: 228

Forty: 4.59

Schools: Miami, ARIZ , ILL , STAN, ND and ORE ST. UCLA, WSU and UNLV

Offers: Miami, Mich, OhSt, ND, NW, PennSt, Fla, Ga, GTech, A&M       

TheBootleg Says: We are extending out lead. Visit seals the deal.

Visits Miami 10/6, Penn State 9/1, Notre Dame 11/3, Michigan 11/24, Stanford 1/11

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What he's saying: 10/16 "They have a lot of character and are a very diverse school. Being there you are among great thinkers and leaders."

"He loved it," four star defensive end Julian Jenkins mother Karen said when asked about her son's official visit to Notre Dame. "But we are definitely going to take our other two visits. We already have our tickets."

Rankings: SP AA #4 DL

TheInsiders.com # 4 DE. Top 101 # 16

PrepStar Dream Team

Misc: 25 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles and one reception for a touchdown

Reported Grades: 3.6/1170

Name:

Travis Leitko

Home:

Woodlands, TX

Height: 6'6

Weight: 255

Forty: 4.8

Schools: Texas, Texas A&M, Stanford, Notre Dame and Michigan

Offers: Texas, Michigan, Notre Dame, A&M

TheBootleg Says:

Tough to get a good read on. He has never claimed to have a leader. Sounds like he had a good visit.

What he's saying:

"It's a unique place, and a great combination of acedemics and athletics," Leitko said. "The campus is beautiful and the faculty was very supportive." "The new head coach was a very nice guy, and I got along with him just fine. The defensive line coach, coach Tipton, is a very nice guy and has been there all along through my recruitment." "The stadium is nice, though old, but they have started planning renovations." "The players were nice. They had personalities that I'm comfortable with, and so I feel I would fit in there just fine."

Rankings: P AA #15 DL, PrepStar Dream Team

TheInsiders.com # 23 DE

Misc: X

Reported Grades:

3.95 / 1510

LB

Name: Wesley Walker

Home: La Puente (Bishop Amat), CA

Height: 6'2

Weight: 208

Forty: 4.6

Schools: Stanford over ND, NEB, SO CAL and UCLA

Offers: Ore, WSU, WIS. SJS, CSU, UTAH, UTAH ST and FRESNO ST

TheBootleg Says:

Probably a long shot. He really didn't like Palo Alto vs. So. Cal. Let's hope Teevens can work some Magic. He does an in home visit on Wednesday.

What he's saying:

"Wesley Walker said he was "tempted" to commit to UCLA on his official visit this weekend, but resisted.

"I told myself I wouldn't commit on my trip. . .But I was tempted."

". . . A Cal coach will be coming into the house, and Stanford's new coach, Teevens, will come in Tuesday and UCLA's coach Weber will come in Tuesday." Does he think he'll make a decision by Tuesday? "Yeah."
Is UCLA still his leader. "I would say so. It's probably between UCLA and Stanford. But Stanford is just too unstable right now. They haven't even hired all of their coaches. Oregon, I liked them, and they moved up. But I'm not sure I'd want to live up there."

Rankings: SP #106 Cal

Misc: Final nine game (8-1) stats: 90 tackles/3 FR/2 FC

Reported Grades: 3.5 1220

Name:

Mike Silva

Home: St. Augustine, CA

Height: 6'3

Weight: 205

Forty: X

Schools: NW

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says:

Student Sports had him ranked very high (#10) and started dropping him because of lack of offers.

Look for a verbal by mid week.

What he's saying:

"I was very tempted to commit," Silva said. "Stanford is an unbelievable school. I like coach Teevens a lot and even without a staff in place, everything went like clockwork. That's probably because they kept the recruiting coordinator and his assistant there so everything that was set up for us went real smooth.

"They set up a panel of students that we could ask questions to and they also had a teachers round table with teachers representing the different majors and we could talk to them about anything. We toured the campus in golf carts and did a lot of cool things. I tripped to Northwestern in December but this was my best visit so far."

Rankings: #10 LB (Student Sports)

Misc: X

Reported Grades: X

Name:

Taualai Fonoti

Home:

Honolulu, HI

Height: 6'2

Weight: 235

Forty: 4.6

Schools: UCLA & Stanford.

Offers: UCLA?

TheBootleg Says:

Visited UCLA last weekend. Tip was in house this week. He will visit 1/18.

What he's saying:

X

Rankings: X

Misc: X

Reported Grades: X

DB

Name:

T.J. Rushing

Home:

Pauls Valley, OK

Height: 5'10

Weight: 170

Forty: 4.3

Schools: West Va, Stanford and Oklahoma

Offers: WVU & Stanford

TheBootleg Says:

Reportedly a great cover corner

Mom loves us

Rushing won the Class 3A 100M (10.3), 200M (21.3),
and he ran the second leg on the state champion sprint relay and
the first leg on the state champion mile relay. Can you say

I think his visit sealed the deal. Should know soon.

What he's saying:

"My coach wants me to commit soon. He doesn't want me to get lost in the shuffle and not have an offer left."

Rankings: SP #42 Midlands

Misc: 25 y/catch as soph, 1400 yds/199 carries

bench
270 and he squats 330

Final eleven game (10-1) stats: 1919 yds rushing/28 TDs

Reported Grades:

4.0 / 1110 ACT

Name:

Marcus McCutcheon

Home:

Huntington Beach, CA

Height: 6'0

Weight: 180

Forty: 4.49

Schools: Stanford, UCLA, NDame, Michigan

Offers: ASU, CU, Ore St.

TheBootleg Says:

Stanford leads.

I think he would be ours now if we had offered. It looks like the change in staff might get him another look. Will visit 1/25

What he's saying:

"You have to prepare for more than football"

"Basically it's their combination of athletics and academics. It just can't be beat. They look really good this season too."

Rankings: SP #77 Cal, PrepStar AA

TheInsiders.com # 24 CB

Misc: Nike Camp 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.09
Vertical Jump: 33.4"
Bench Reps: DNP

Reported Grades:

3.79 / 1230 / 1360

Name:

Gerald Commissiong

Home:

Ontario, Canada

Height: 6'0

Weight: 200

Forty: 4.5

Schools: X

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says:

Stanford VERBAL !!!

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Visited 12/8 and was hosted by Kerry Carter. Hard hitting safety.

What he's saying:

X

Rankings: X

Misc: X

Reported Grades: X

Name:

Olaula Sanni-Osomo

Home: Lagrange, GA

Height: 6'1

Weight: 185

Forty: 4.56

Schools: ?

Offers: ?

TheBootleg Says: A smaller version of Tank Williams

Visit 1/18

What he's saying:

?

Rankings: Rivals 3 star, #34 ranked US safety

Misc: ?

Reported Grades: 3.5, 24 ACT

Name:

Trevor Hooper

Home:

Mountain View, CA

Height: 6'1

Weight: 190

Forty: 4.4

Schools: Wash, Ill, UCLA, Stan

Offers: UW, Stanford

TheBootleg Says:

Played safety, but could be a corner for Stanford

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What he's saying:

X

Rankings: Rivals 3 star, #56 ranked safety

Misc: 1223 yds rushing, 298 yds receiving (24 catches) and 14 TDs... also triple jump, long jump, 4x100 relay

Reported Grades: X

Name: Mike Nixon

Home:

Phoenix, AZ

Height: 6'3

Weight: 200

Forty: 4.65

Schools: Now favors ASU slightly over UCLA ,UW (DB/QB, 1/4), STAN (DB, 1/18, in process of applying) and ND. AFO except STAN. No PP.

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says: Tough to call. He has always listed UCLA as his leader. Now he claims to have no leader AFTER his UCLA visit. Kyle Raloh claims Nixon would verbal after his visit and only wants to take his trips. Stanford just offered.

Just verballed to UCLA

What he's saying:

X

Rankings: SP AA

Misc: Final twelve game (11-1) stats: 153/261/2636 passing yds/34 TDs/3 picks; 54 carries/310 yds; 35 solos/1 pick/2 FR; 6/11 FGS--53 yd longest. >>> Can PUNT!!!!!!

Reported Grades: X

P/K

Name: Mike Nixon

Home: Phoenix, AZ

Height: 6'3

Weight: 200

Forty: 4.65

Schools: Now favors ASU slightly over UCLA ,UW (DB/QB, 1/4), STAN (DB, 1/18, in process of applying) and ND. AFO except STAN. No PP.

Offers: X

TheBootleg Says:

What he's saying:

X

Rankings: SP AA

Misc: Final twelve game (11-1) stats: 153/261/2636 passing yds/34 TDs/3 picks; 54 carries/310 yds; 35 solos/1 pick/2 FR; 6/11 FGS--53 yd longest. >>> Can PUNT!!!!!!

Reported Grades: X

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