2003 Football Recruiting Table - 1/8

January means that recruits are starting to converge on the Stanford campus, and this coming weekend is a collection of collosal proportions. This weekend will be one of the largest official visit weekend's in recent memory, with the finest athletes at all positions coming to The Farm. For those names, plus all the other updates of the week, read on...

Stanford Recruiting: Class of 2003

        = change or update since last published table

Quarterback (need 1)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
T.C Ostrander Menlo-Atherton
(Atherton, CA)
6-2 185 VERBAL Accepted Elite QB putting up impressive numbers in modest program, including five-week stretch with 20 TDs and 0 INTs... firm with commitment... visits 1/10

 

Tailback (need 2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Reggie Bush Helix
(La Mesa, CA)
6-0 183 Stan, Usc, ND, Wash Filling Out Elite of elite RBs, with top track speed, but running out of time for SAT score... poof, and then he was gone... commit to USC
Tashard Choice Lovejoy
(Lovejoy, GA)
6-0 200 Stan, GT, ND, Fla, Miss St, Ind, WV ??? Hard to call a sleeper with offers from ND, GT and Miss St... visits 1/17
Jason Evans Harrison
(Kennesaw, GA)
6-1 190 VERBAL Accepted Prolific in rushing, receiving and on defense... soft verbal to PSU... visits 12/6 (prior unofficials)... good visit... just had in-homes w/ all coaches... waiting game now for final decision... decommitted to PSU and gave verbal to LSJU... finalist for Watkins Award
David Marrero St Thomas Aquinas
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
5-10 180 Stan, ND Accepted True burner with 4.3 speed... may visit with K/P Ottovegio on 1/10... verbal to ND last summer... heavy pressure from ND to not take Stanford visit... will not take Stanford official visit

 

Fullback (need 1)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Emeka Nnoli Natomas
(Sacramento, CA)
6-1 230 VERBAL Accepted #1 fullback in country, with off-scale agility and quickness for size... finalist for Watkins Award... visits 1/10
Shawn Jordan Riverside
(El Paso, TX)
5-11 230 Stan, Lsu, Ucla, OkSt, Az, AzSt ??? One of top FBs in country, as offers from LSU and UCLA attest... heavy LSU lean

 

Wide Receiver (need 2-3)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Mark Bradford Fremont
(Los Angeles, CA)
6-2 185 Stan, Usc, Lsu, ND, Ucla, Wash Filling Out Slip, slip, slipping away... wait! signs of life returning?... raised SAT... visits 1/10
Matt Buchanan Cardinal Mooney
(Sarasota, FL)
6-2 180 Stan, ??? Filling Out Danahy teammate... one of top Fla receivers this year... brother of James Buchanan at Fla St... similar to a Nick Sebes... just offered mid-Dec
Sam Champagne Vieux-Montreal
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
6-4 205 Stan, Syr, Marsh Submitted Wouldn't be Stanford recruiting without a Canuck... from Gerald Commissiong's school... native French speaker... size and 4.53 speed... visits 1/10
Jai Miller Selma
(Selma, AL)
6-4 192 Stan, Aub, Bama, GT Accepted Tough in-state battle for tough kid... two-sport recruit, wanted as combo guard for bball... Bama dropping... app is in... LSJU in good shape... take all visits before decision
Evan Moore Brea-Olinda
(Brea, CA)
6-7 230 VERBAL Accepted Two-sport catch helps bball too... size makes you think of TE, but has chance to be exceptional possession WR
Tim Sims Glades Central
(Miami, FL)
6-0 170 Stan, UCF, Wake Submitted LSJU is clear leader since summer offer, with few others even sniffing... visit moved to 1/17

 

Tight End (need 1-2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Patrick Danahy Cardinal Mooney
(Sarasota, FL)
6-5 225 VERBAL Accepted Already took visit to Wisc, now visits LSJU 12/6... distance may be an issue... GT visit 12/13 and then may decide... GT visit made decision harder, but picked LSJU
Michael Horgan Loyola
(Los Angeles, CA)
6-5 230 Stan, Wash, Cal, Usc Submitted Says he is coming to Farm if accepted by admissions... visits 1/10
Chris Horn Tongue River
(Dayton, WY)
6-5 232 Stan, Princ, NW, Mont ColSt, Wy Submitted Sleeper from small school... likely battle with NW... trying to setup Jan visit... visits 1/10
Ryan Welter Granite Hills
(El Cajon, CA)
6-5 230 Stan, Usc, Cal, Wsu Submitted Unofficial visit on 11/9... visits 1/27

 

Offensive Line (need 5-6)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Mikal Brewer Centennial
(Peoria, AZ)
6-4 275 VERBAL Accepted Versatile and powerful athlete is key get for future of interior line
Preston Clover Laguna Hills
(Laguna Hills, CA)
6-5 275 VERBAL Accepted Like Brewer, versatile talent for interior positions (esp. center)... visits 12/6... committed upon acceptance
David Long Madison Central
(Madison, MS)
6-10 305 Stan, Miss, Ga Submitted Despite giant size, believed to be serious OT talent... took unofficial 11/9... visits 1/17... Stanford leads if accepted
Amir Malayery Collins Hill
(Suwanee, GA)
6-5 255 Stan, Duke, Vand Submitted Just sent in application... high academic focus is holding to trio... visits 1/10
Richy Mulcahy Henry M Jackson
(Mill Creek, WA)
6-4 265 Stan, Ore, Wash ??? Academic kid looking to nail down some visits... decided to stop out of football and be a regular college student
Dan Pribula Strongsville
(Strongsville, OH)
6-6 315 Stan, ND, PSU, NW, MichSt, Syr Filling Out Three visits set, Card still on outside deciding to offer?
Joe Thomas Central
(Brookfield, WI)
6-8 270 Stan, ND, Neb, VT, Col, Wis, Kan, GT Filling Out Probably best OT available... will visit if admitted
Whitfield Usher Thomas Jefferson
(Los Angeles, CA)
6-3 315 Stan, Ut, NW, Zona, ColSt, Fres Filling out LJSU coming on... likely 1/10 visit... LSJU leads... visit set for 1/10

 

Defensive End (need 2-3)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Emmanuel Awofadeju Roswell
(Roswell, GA)
6-5 220 Stan, ND, Uva, Mary Accepted Needs to visit to make sure comfortable, but says Stanford is smart choice... visits 1/10... ND about to offer, likely co-favorite... ND offer made, but LSJU still small lead... visit now 1/17
Michael Horgan Loyola
(Los Angeles, CA)
6-5 230 Stan, Wash, Cal, Usc Submitted Says he is coming to Farm if accepted by admissions... visits 1/10
Chris Horn Tongue River
(Dayton, WY)
6-5 232 Stan, Princ, NW, Mont ColSt, Wy Submitted Sleeper from small school... likely battle with NW... trying to setup Jan visit... visits 1/10
Rob Lewis Montclair Prep
(Van Nuys, CA)
6-5 215 Stan, Cal, Wash, Usc, Asu Submitted Once an SC verbal, now looking hard at other options... important ACT date on 12/14... visits 12/6... great visit and says ACT went well - no score yet
Noah Sutherland Floyd Kellam
(Virginia Beach, VA)
6-5 240 Stan, Ind, Ucla, ECU Submitted Could be DE or DT... LSJU on uptick...UCLA making a run... visits 1/17
Ryan Thompson Archbishop Hoban
(Akron, OH)
6-4 240 Stan, BC, Mary, NW Submitted Recent offer... battle with BC... visits 1/10
Udeme Udofia Chaparral
(Scottsdale, AZ)
6-4 225 VERBAL Accepted Sleeper DE prospect with some quickness... older sister is junior at LSJU... will visit 1/10

 

Defensive Tackle (need 2-4)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Victor Abiamiri Gilman
(Baltimore, MD)
6-5 240 Stan, ND, Mia, Md, NCSt Filling Out Difference maker at key position... may visit sometime in Jan... serious longshot... as expected, visit off
Nick Frank Holy Cross
(New Orleans, LA)
6-2 245 VERBAL Accepted Only verbal without visit... hope next Casey Carroll... all-metro defensive MVP... visits 1/10
David Jackson Wesleyan
(Norcross, GA)
6-6 240 Stan, Princ, Vand, Lville Submitted Late bloomer physically with attractive talents... could be DL or OL... great late find... visits 1/17
Mike Macellari Clay
(South Bend, IN)
6-6 261 Stan, Pur Filling Out Two-team battle that will wait until 1/10 visit to LSJU
Mathew Malele Carson Senior
(Carson, CA)
6-1 302 Stan, Tenn, Ore, Wash, PennSt, ArizSt Filling Out Big man could singularly make future of D-line... still waiting for Nov SAT...  visit 1/17 or 1/24
Carl Pendleton Sapulpa
(Sapulpa, OK)
6-6 260 Stan, OK, KanSt, OkSt, Mizz, LSU Accepted Took Oct visit, and has seen OK, ND and Mizz... looks like in-state tough to beat... playing cards close to vest... feels like longshot
Brandon Thompson Putnam City
(Putnam City, OK)
6-4 231 ??? ??? Sooner state sleeper

 

Linebacker (need 1-2)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Michael Okwo Mira Costa
(Manhattan Beach, CA) 
6-0 205 Stan, Usc, Ucla, Ore Filling Out One of top Cali LBs... academics big part of decision... visits 1/10... LSJU leads (confirmed several times over)... publicly predicting verbal soon

 

Defensive Back (need 3-4)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Brandon Hampton Westchester
(Los Angeles, CA)
5-8 169 Stan, Kan, Cal, Nev, Zona, Sdsu Filling Out Small explosive RB/CB... loves LSJU and taken SAT 3 times... just took 12/7 SAT and 12/14 ACT
Nick Sanchez Glades Day
(Belle Glade, FL)
6-0 175 Stan, Fla, Navy, Ohio, WV, Mizz Submitted New find... big athletics and academics... could also be WR... visits 1/17... named 1st team all-state in FL
Tim Sims Glades Central
(Miami, FL)
6-0 170 Stan, UCF, Wake Submitted LSJU is clear leader since summer offer, with few others even sniffing... visit moved to 1/17
Jason Tomlinson Kennedale
(Kennedale, TX)
6-1 175 Stan, Navy, Minn Filling Out Sleeper from Ft. Worth who can play FS or WR... visits 1/17
Ambrose Wooden Gilman
(Baltimore, MD)
6-1 185 Stan, BC, ND, Mary, PSU Filling Out Stanford now joins offer group... visits 1/10... despite rumors, still set for 1/10 visit... likely to decide after LSJU visit

 

Athlete (always need)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Frayne Abernathy North Augusta
(North Augusta, SC)
6-4 210 Stan, Vand, Duke, Tul Accepted Big athletic QB, season ended with broken leg in Oct... visits 1/10
Brandon Harrison Catholic
(Baton Rouge, LA)
6-2 200 Stan, NW, Tul, Vand, LaTech Submitted Two-way stud with breakaway ability... RB, WR, CB or S... battle vs NW... visits 1/10
Scott Selby Castle Rock
(Castle Rock, WA)
6-5 206 Stan, Wsu, OreSt ??? Size and speed - don't let  low recruiting profile fool

 

Kicker/Punter (need 1)
Name High School Vitals Colleges Application Comments
Jay Ottovegio St Thomas Aquinas
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
6-0 190 Stan, ColSt, KanSt, Ill, SDSt, Clem Accepted LSJU was on first, and has been favorite all the way through... remaining hurdle is just distance... offers building... visits 1/10

 


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