Stanford is putting together what is probably the highest-ranked recruiting position in the school's history. The Cardinal has 29 commitments, but only five from the Top 100 and none with five stars. Nine have four stars and the quality average is 3.45, extremely high for Stanford. This will give Jim Harbaugh consecutive Top 25 recruiting classes. Currently, Stanford is ranked third in the nation.
USC is No. 10, a notch behind Notre Dame. The Trojans have a 3.09 quality average, but this low number results from two commitments who still haven't been given national rankings by Scout.com. Leaving them out, SC's quality average is 4.0. They have two five-star commitments, five with four stars and two with three stars. Wide receiver George Farmer of Gardena Serra is a five-star athlete who won't announce his commitment until the Army All-America game in January. You can bet the house on USC.
Greg Townsend, a defensive end from Beverly Hills, also is a five-star player who's a Trojan lean.