Patrick Danahy, a 6-5, 220 pound tight end from Sarasota (Fla.) Cardinal Mooney had narrowed his choices down to Stanford, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin and announced he would be attending the Cardinal at 2:00 PST on Channel 40 in Sarasota.
"It was a very tough decision for him," Danahy's mother said. "All three schools were great and offered a lot but I think the main factor for him was the overall academics and long range plans Stanford offered. The other two are great Universities as well but we went to visit Stanford on Patrick's official visit, we were all blown away.
"I really didn't want him to go that far but once we saw Stanford, we realized what an incredible place it is. From a football standpoint, Patrick really liked Coach Teevens and formed a special bond with him. It was such a tough decision and it was really hard on Patrick to call the other coaches and tell them what he was doing but he is very excited about his choice."
Danahy took official visits to all three of his finalist and was also looking at Florida and Duke. All but the Gators had offered a scholarship.
Danahy Chooses Stanford
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