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Class of 2014
« on: October 24, 2012, 11:50:59 am »
OK I'll start the Class of 2014 thread.  I posted this before, but I think people missed it because I was rather cryptic.

Keller Chryst, QB for Palo Alto High and is ranked as either #1 or #2 QB in his class.  He has an offer from Stanford and U$C.  His father is the 49ers QB coach and was QB coach with the Chargers when Harbaugh was there.

Note that the background image of his twitter page seems to indicate a current favorite team:

http://twitter.com/kellerchryst

Joey Alfieri ILB 4* Admitted
Daniel Marx FB 3* Admitted
Bobby Okereke OLB 4* Admitted
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 09:48:17 pm »
Do you think we can persuade him to spend the money to come out for an unofficial visit?
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 06:52:41 am »
Numerous reports mentioned he was in the stands for the annual victory over U$C.
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 08:38:27 am »
4 Star DE Nifae Lealao calls Stanford his dream school.  This 2014 class is shaping up to be a monster class.  Playoffs or bust.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 04:28:42 am »
4 Star DE Nifae Lealao calls Stanford his dream school.  This 2014 class is shaping up to be a monster class.  Playoffs or bust.

Considering even the great freshman class of this season is only making minor contributions (with the exception of Carter, who has apparently become a starter at CB), I think the impact of any great 2014 class (assuming many of these guys come to Stanford) will be felt in 2015-16.  By that time most of the guys from this year's class will be contributing, plus Burns will have had a couple of years in the system (again, assuming he is admitted and develops as expected), maybe we have a mature BSJ running the ball and an experienced Francis Owusu catching it.  If things turn out optimistically, those years could be outstanding.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 06:01:28 pm »
Jabrill Peppers, a likely top 10 national recruit, also has us #1.

it would be great to get a Chryst or a Peppers to be an early commit.  we will go after a big class in '14 and we already have a number of offers out to '14 (may be 50% of the total we offered in the '13 class).  '14 could be a very good class for us.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 06:04:53 pm »
Peppers says he's going to take all 5 OVs but I can see Chryst committing early.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 12:10:12 pm »
top class of 2014 recruit OT Bentley Spain is visiting this weekend for the Oregon State game. Hopefully the crowd is big enough to impress him. He's being recruited by just about everyone. I believe he has a 4.0 GPA.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 11:26:20 am »
Let's bump this both because it's more relevant now, and to get our mind off the bummer finish to '13. Here's the state of play as far as I can see in regards to offers (culled from Rivals and 247. We'll use a naive approach and simply list whomever says they've got an offer, though of course that may not be true):

QB (1):
Keller Chryst (Five star on 247; Four-star on Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)

RB (9)
Christian McCaffrey (Four star on Rivals, 247; four-star on Scout; four-star on ESPN): Committed to Stanford
Jalen Hurd (Five star on 247; four star on Rivals, Scout; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to Tennessee
Elijah Hood (Five star on Rivals; four star on 247, Scout; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to N.D.
Jonathan Hilliman (Three star on 247, Scout; unrated on Rivals, ESPN)
Royce Freeman (Four star on 247, Rivals; three star on Scout; unrated ESPN)
Nick Chubb (Four stars all around)
Auston Anderson (high three star on 247): Committed to Northwestern
Adam Choice (four star on Rivals, 247, Scout)
Jonathan Vickers (Four star on ESPN, three-stars on the rest)

FB (1)
Daniel Marx (unrated): Committed to Stanford

WR (7):
Austin Roberts (Four star on Rivals, high three-star on 247, not rated by Scout, watchlist on ESPN)
Chris Godwin (Four star on Rivals, 247, Scout; watchlist by ESPN): Committed to Penn State
Allen Lazard (Four star on Rivals, 247, Scout; watchlisted by ESPN): committed to Iowa State
Trevon Lee (Four star on 247, three star on Scout; unranked on Rivals, ESPN)
Josh Malone (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)
Corey Holmes (Four star on 247, Rivals, Scout; watchlist on ESPN)
Trevion Thompson (Four stars all around)

TE (2):
Dalton Schultz (Four star on Scout, Rivals; high-three star on 247; watchlist on ESPN)
Garrett Dickerson (Four star by Scout, Rivals, 247; watchlist on ESPN)

OL (9):
Braden Smith (Five star on 247, Scout; Four star on Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)
Bentley Spain (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)
Mason Cole (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to Michigan
Quenton Nelson (Four star on Rivals, three star on 247, unrated on Scout, watchlist on ESPN): Committed to N.D.
Alex Bars (Four star on Rivals, 247, three star on Scout, watchlist on ESPN): Committed to N.D.
Casey Tucker (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN):
Ross Pierschbacher (Four star on Rivals, 247, Scout; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to Iowa
Sam Mustipher (Four star on Rivals, 247, Scout; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to N.D.
Alex Dalton (three star): Committed to Oklahoma

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DL ( 8 )
DaShawn Hand (consensus #1 player in U.S.)
Solomon Thomas (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): Texan w/ Texas offer.
Nifae Lealao (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): Stanford leads.
Bryan Mone (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to Michigan
Malik McDowell (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)
Dontavius Russell (Four star for all): Committed to Georgia
Andrew Brown (four star for all)
Andrew Trumbetti (four stars on 247, Scout): Committed to N.D.

LB (14):
Michael Ferns (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): committed to Michigan
Jamadre Cobb (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)
Raekwon McMillan (ENTER THE 36 CHAMBBBERRRRSSSSSSS): Ohio State supposedly leads
Vincent Jackson (three star on 247; unrated by everyone else)
Lorenzo Carter (5 star on 247, Rivals; 3 star on Scout; watchlist on ESPN): most sites list him as a DE but I'd guess an OLB in our system.
Keshun Freeman (unrated)
Kirk Tucker (unrated)
Andrew Beck (4 star on 247; unrated everywhere else): Damn you Texas.
Sam Hubbard (4 star on Scout, unrated everywhere else): Committed to Ohio State
Tay Evans (Three star on 247, unrated everywhere else)
Joey Alfieri (Four star on 247, Rivals; three star on Scout; unrated on ESPN)
Richard Yeargin III (four star on 247, Scout, ESPN; three star on Rivals)
Chase Winovich (three stars all around)
Dwight Williams (highly-ranked)

DBs (18):
Jabrill Peppers (self-evident)
Nick Watkins (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN)
Todd Kelly (Four star on Rivals, 247; three star on Scout; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to Tennessee
Laurence Jones (Five star on Scout; four star on Rivals, 247; watchlist on ESPN)
Quincy Wilson (Four star on Rivals; three star on Scout, 247)
Nick Glass (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): Committed to Georgia
Terrence Alexander (unrated thus far)
Brandon Simmons (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; four-star on ESPN): Committed to Stanford
Montae Nicholson (Four star on 247, Rivals; three star on Scout; watchlist on ESPN)
Alameen Murphy (Unrated): looks like we're his second offer (first is UNC).
C.J. Hampton (high three star on 247, Scout; unrated on Rivals, ESPN): Committed to Ole Miss
D'Andre Payne (four star on Rivals, three-star on Scout, unrated on 247, ESPN): Committed to Tennessee
John Bonney (Four star on 247, Scout; unrated on Rivals, ESPN)
Jamal Adams (Four stars all around)
Marcus Allen (Four star on 247; unrated elsewhere)
Davion Hall (Four stars all around)
Adarius Pickett (four stars all around)
Payton Hendrix (Two stars on Rivals; unrated elsewhere)

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ATH (5):
Jalen Brown (Four star on 247, Scout, Rivals; watchlist on ESPN): unclear whether S or WR.
Kendall Randolph (Four star on Rivals; three star on 247, Scout; watchlist on ESPN)
Devante Downs (Four star on 247, Rivals; three star on Scout; unlisted by ESPN)
Stanton Truitt (three star on 247, Scout; unrated by everyone else)
Matt Nelson (unrated)

Commits:
Brandon Fanaika (back from mission)
Brandon Simmons
Christian McCaffrey
Daniel Marx

Open Spots (speculative; math may be wrong and/or may not know full scholarship details of roster)
3 banked scholarships from 2013.
14 expiring eligibility next year
7 possibilities for uninvited 5th year (Nelson, Bonnell, Seale, Dudchock, Hemschoot, Underwood, Plantaric -- though of course this is premature and is using broad criteria. Essentially, if you aren't a returning starter you're on this list.)
4 possibilities for leaving early (Yankey, Reynolds, H. Anderson, Richards)

On high end, then, you've got 28 potential open scholarships just as a guess based on known information (obviously transfers, medical retirements, other stuff may come into play). It seems reasonable to assume not all of these will materialize, then. Maybe 23 or 24 incoming players, to approximate.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 07:19:46 am »
Here's how the conference + ND stack up in terms of reported offers handed out for 2014:

N.D. (79)
UCLA (63)
ASU (44)
Utah (43)
Literature's Greatest Losers (43)
UW (43)
Arizona (37)
Colorado (34)
Stanford (31) (note that the offer total for 2013 was 65)
Oregon State (26)
59ers (23)
WSU (18)
Oregon (18)

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 07:58:03 am »
I need a little perspective, WiM. When are most offers handed out? How might this compare with the 2013 offer list at this time of year?
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 09:20:01 am »
I need a little perspective, WiM. When are most offers handed out? How might this compare with the 2013 offer list at this time of year?

As to question 1) you see a lot of offers right now to perceived top-tier targets, followed by another flood after junior days, followed by some more after camps...and that should take care of the vast majority of the class, with maybe some mop-up offers in the fall.

2) We've picked up the pace of offers considerably. We were very picky about handing out offers for 2013 because of the lack of space; I'd speculate we also figured we'd be a hot property. Unfortunately, we ran head-on into a trend wherein players commit much more quickly than they used to -- so we were laggards doubly so. Not filling the pipeline in the beginning contributed to the poor class at the end; that was the problem more than the "close" of the class.

So being around average-ish right now is probably right. Looking at the offer list you can see a clear bias towards defensive backs in the 2014 class -- by far the main need. Second on the list is defensive line. Then, basically, the coaches should emphasize going after quality (though they need to bring in their minimum of OL.)

EDIT: forgot running backs. Clear priorities are DB, DL, OL, RB. You still want to stock the pipeline at other positions (with quality), but the class is in trouble if the numbers aren't there for those four positions. We look like we're in good shape for DB and DL. RB you have McCaffrey and a power back, so decent shape. OL is a bit more mysterious at the moment.
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 09:09:19 am »
New Stanford offers:

DB Alameen Murphy from Fort Wash., Md.
OL/DL Quenton Nelson from Red Bank, NJ
DB/WR Montae Nicholson from Monroeville, PA

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Let the panic begin
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2013, 04:48:09 pm »
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