February 16, 2013
Putting a bow on 2013 recruiting
Stanford's 2013 recruiting class has been in the books for several weeks, and the Cardinal's recruiting attention is squarely on the 2014 class.
That doesn't mean that the lessons learned from 2013 recruiting have been lost, however. According to Stanford recruiting coordinator Mike Sanford, 11 of the 12 2013 signees participated in football camps on The Farm. Stanford hopes that a significant percentage of its signees will continue to camp with the Card in future years.
Such direct exposure to the recruits allowed Stanford to get a superior evaluation. It's one of the reasons why Stanford recruited Ryan Burns over its other quarterback prospects and pursued Thomas Oser and Dave Bright instead of bigger names like Sean Dowling and Cameron Hunt.
"The biggest thing that we all learned from the 2013 class is that we are so excited that we had a chance to evaluate every one of these players in person, watch their games, see them in camp," Sanford said. "I think all but one player came to camp. I think Francis Owusu was the only one we didn't have at camp because of his track season. Literally every player that signed with us outside of Francis Owusu, of all people, came to our camps."
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