Quiz time. What’s the best way to remove all questions about the future stability of your program when you’ve got a first-year head coach and your three best players headed to the NFL? Answer: sign the best recruiting class in school history
Joshua Garnett, a four-star offensive lineman and the nation’s 33rd-best prospect, committed to Stanford on Thursday.
Back in February 2008, high school football players all across the nation signed on the dotted line and swore their allegiances to the best college football programs in the country. After all the hats were firmly atop the heads of the recruits, Rivals.com ranked the top 50 recruiting classes in the nation.
For many student-athletes heading off to school, moving across the country is a necessary process. But for incoming defensive lineman Kevin Anderson, that’s not the case — Anderson is an alumnus of nearby Palo Alto High School and the only Bay Area recruit in Stanford’s 2015 football class.
We all know about Stanford’s 34 varsity sports, 101 NCAA championships and 17 Directors’ Cups. But maybe the most impressive way to describe Cardinal athletics is with a big fat zero.
Here we go again. Another month, another story about the illegal exploits of a college football program.
This time, it’s the Oregon Ducks, who apparently used a recruiter named Will Lyles to funnel top prospects to Eugene in exchange for $25,000.
In the wake of national signing day, The Daily asked Matt Squeri ’06, a recruiting analyst for The Bootleg, a Stanford-centric Scout.com affiliate, for his rapid reaction to the Cardinal’s 2010 haul…