Recruiting Table update The "O" 1/23/02

We're headed down the home stretch. We have 15 verbals and we are waiting on at least two more. We have added an old name who is being offered as a walk-on. We have a couple more walk-on names … but we working on getting confirmation so we can report them to you. The staff (BT, Tip, MD) have done a great job holding down the fort and closing strong.

Stanford Recruiting 2002

Last Update

1/23/02

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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.

 

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Teevens,Sanford, and Tip close the deal.

What he's saying:

 

"I called Coach Teevens earlier today and committed to Stanford," Edwards said. "I had been leaning there for about the past month and then after meeting the new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, I knew for sure I wanted to play there. I've heard so many good things about him and so it became a little easier decision  for me than I thought it would be.

"UCLA is a great school and it was tough to call Coach Pierce because I liked him a lot but Stanford is where I feel I belong and the best place for me. Last night, I talked things over with my  dad and my coach and decided Stanford was it for me."

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:

""It was a great visit," David said. "And I really like the new coach (Buddy Teevens). I'm definitely signing with Stanford."

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:

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

Out of the picture

 

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.

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

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:

"When I saw the camraderie of the team and how well everyone got along with each other, I made up my mind right then I wa going to Stanford," Beall said. "Washington and UCLA were great schools too, but Stanford was on another level for me."

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.

 

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We did get him (see above). I heard early on he was the type who might play early.

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.

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Visit seals the deal.

What he's saying:

 . "I just fit in very well at Stanford," said Edwards. "Coach Teevins seems like a great guy, there seems to be so much togetherness with the players and it is a situation that I can not pass up. It does not get any better than a Stanford education. I mean this is a great opportunity for me."

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.

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... and yes we did land him. Dream teamer ... welcome

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.

Stanford Flag Well here is your update I promised ... he verballed.

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.

Stanford Flag and we closed. Great job as the staff goes 5 for 5.

What he's saying: "The Stanford trip blew me away," said offensive tackle prospect Matt McClernan. "The weather was awesome, the campus is huge and the academics are super. They didn't try and 'wow' you with football. That made me feel real comfortable. Coach Teevins seems like a great guy. I am committed to Stanford." Rankings:

Misc:

Reported Grades:

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