In 2012, much of the spotlight on the Cardinal’s secondary was focused on the electric Ed Reynolds. But while Reynolds was raising eyebrows with his knack for terrorizing opposing quarterbacks, safety Jordan Richards was quietly having one of the most productive seasons for a Cardinal defensive back in recent memory.
The Cardinal lept out to a big lead early on against the Spartans last night, and never looked back as it routed San Jose State 17-2 at Sunken Diamond.
Stanford’s freshman pitchers impressed, but the bats never awoke as No. 7 Stanford fell in its season-opening series to No. 17 Rice, two games to one in Houston.
Recruiting analysis is an inherently hypocritical business. In a good year, we write about all these highly ranked players that will change our team’s future; in a bad year, we just complain that recruiting rankings are worthless anyway.