Stanford Football Prospects F’16

College football at Stanford this coming fall looks promising with the completion of 2016’s final list of commits. Six recruits are from Texas, a previously difficult location to pry players from. This is thought to be the highest in Stanford history. Three of the prospects had offers from the University of Texas, a school known for its allure to Texas natives. This bodes well for the Cardinal reputation.

Trevor Speights (3 star recruit), a record-setting running back, has committed and looks to follow in the reputation of excellent Cardinal tailbacks. In his senior year he had 233 rush attempts, 3,195 running yards, and fifty rushing touchdowns. This was an improvement over his junior year when he had 28 touchdowns. Over the course of his high school career, he had 969 run attempts, 9,868 running yards, and 114 rushing touchdowns.

The incoming defensive line prospects look promising as well. Four star recruits Devery Hamilton  and Clark Yarbrough will be vying for the left tackle positions. Three star recruits  Henry Hattis and Nate Herbig also signed, joining the o-line as offensive guards. Dylan Powell (3 star recruit) is intending to join the offensive line as a guard as well. Thomas Schaffer will break some ground becoming the first native Austrian to play FBS football. Schaffer’s debut marks a historical moment for college football.

There are several more notable names. Jet Toner, the kicker from Hawaii, was ranked number eight in the country. Bo Peek, weighing in at 290 lbs and standing at 6’3”, is a 3 star commit out of Tampa, Fl and will be playing defensive tackle. Jovan Swann (3 star recruit), who signed on 01/12/2015, is 6’3” and weighs 250 lbs. He is from Indiana, and was the number one defensive tackle in the state during his senior year of high school.

A good example of the Cardinal’s recruiting strength is their recruitment of Mike Williams; a defensive tackle, this four star recruit is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and received 41 offers before making his decision to attend Stanford.

2016 looks to be a good year when the Cardinal kick off their season Friday, September 2nd against Kansas State.