Lloyd on Stanford visit: "Absolutely amazing"

Pleasant Grove (Utah) quarterback Dallas Lloyd, Scout.com's No. 15 quarterback in the Class of 2010, now sports eight scholarship offers. The four-star signal caller recently took an unofficial visit to one of the schools showing the most interest in him, Stanford.

"We went to Stanford on Friday and Saturday for the second Junior Day," Dallas Lloyd said. "On Friday, they gave us a tour of the campus, and then we went to practice and we met with Condoleezza Rice. That night we had a player host [Bo McNally] and when they were done with practice, we went with the players and went to dinner; it was really cool. On Saturday, it was kind of an all-day thing. They gave us a tour of their academic place and all their facilities, like their weight rooms, practice fields, and the stadium. Then, we had lunch with professors and talked with them, and then sat in the position meetings."

Lloyd also had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the coaching staff.

"They're such cool guys," Lloyd said of the Stanford coaches. "They're so down to earth and so personable. They're definitely the kind of guys I'd want to play for."

Lloyd, who reports offers from Wyoming, Utah, Utah State, Nebraska, BYU, Tulsa, and Syracuse, in addition to Stanford, said that it was hard for him to find any negatives about his trip to the Farm.

"Before I went down to Stanford, I heard that it was really cool," Lloyd said. "I was expecting it to be good, but when I was there, it was absolutely amazing. It was incredible. The whole time I was there, I was just trying to find something wrong with the place, but there wasn't one wrong thing I could find."

With Stanford fresh in his mind, Lloyd says he's hoping to make a decision soon.

"For sure, no matter what, I'm going to commit before the season starts," Lloyd said. "For now though, I'm looking to commit pretty soon, in a month or less."

The quality of football, academics, and location location figure to be Lloyd's driving factors.

"When I go to all these schools, I'm looking for an offense that I fit into, a big-time football program with good coaches, and somewhere in a good location where I can get a high education," Lloyd said. "I think Stanford has all of these qualities."

While college coaching staffs often elect to move a player, especially a quarterback, from his high school position, Lloyd confirmed that the Stanford staff is indeed recruiting him as a quarterback.

"I'm a dual-threat quarterback," Lloyd said. "I can get it done with my arm, but I can make plays and use my feet, too."

But before he enrolls at a school, Lloyd has to first decide if he wants to take a two-year Mormon mission. The Stanford coaching staff fully endorses that possibility.

"Coach Harbaugh was more than supportive if Dallas decides to go on a mission," Lloyd's father, Casey Lloyd, told The Bootleg. "Dallas isn't sure yet what he will do, but as a family we are grateful that the coaching staff is supportive. What more can you ask for as a parent?"

Lloyd reports a 4.0 GPA and plans to take the ACT in June.

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