Stanford announces Top 5 recruiting class

Stanford announces Top 5 recruiting class
February 2, 2012, 12:58 am
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Twenty-two high school seniors signed official national letters of intent to play football at Stanford University next fall, the program announced in a press release Wednesday.

Of the 22 signees, 13 were recognized as All-Americans by Parade, SuperPrep or PrepStar. Thirteen were rated in the Top 24 nationally at their position. And thirteen garnered four-star ratings, including four five-star players.

"We are excited to welcome one of the best recruiting classes in school history, said Shaw, who was named the 2011 Pac-12 Conferences Coach of the Year after guiding the Cardinal to an 11-2 record and a second straight BCS bowl appearance. We say that not because of how high this class is rated, but instead because of the combination of ability, intelligence, toughness and character in this class. We cannot wait for these young men to join us this summer and have an immediate impact on our team this season."

Below is the complete list of all 22 signees:

Alex Carter -- CB -- 6-0 -- 195 -- Ashburn, VA (Briar Woods)
Johnny Caspers -- OL -- 6-4 -- 285 -- Glen Ellyn, IL (Glenbard West)
Conner Crane -- WR -- 6-4 -- 190 -- Lantana, TX (John H. Guyer)
Nick Davidson -- OL -- 6-7 -- 285 -- Eden Prairie, MN (Eden Prairie)
Noor Davis -- OLB -- 6-4 -- 235 -- Leesburg, FL (Leesburg)
Brandon Fanaika -- OL -- 6-3 -- 320 -- Pleasant Grove, UT (Pleasant Grove)
Joshua Garnett -- OL -- 6-5 -- 305 -- Puyallup, WA (Puyallup)
Zach Hoffpauir -- S -- 6-0 -- 210 -- Glendale, AZ (Centennial)
Dontonio Jordan -- WR -- 5-11 -- 185 -- Hickory Creek, TX (Lake Dallas)
Luke Kaumatule -- DETE -- 6-7 -- 260 -- Honolulu, HI (Punahou)
Nate Long -- DE -- 6-3 -- 265 -- Kansas City, MO (Staley)
Drew Madhu -- S -- 6-1 -- 196 -- Tampa, FL (H.B. Plant)
Blake Martinez -- ILB -- 6-2 -- 235 -- Tucson, AZ (Canyon del Oro)
Kyle Murphy -- OL -- 6-7 -- 278 -- San Clemente, CA (San Clemente)
Ikenna Nwafor -- DT -- 6-6 -- 300 -- Irving, TX (Cistercian Prep)
Andrus Peat -- OL -- 6-7 -- 305 -- Tempe, AZ (Corona del Sol)
Michael Rector -- WR -- 6-1 -- 185 -- Gig Harbor, WA (Bellarmine Prep)
Barry Sanders -- RB -- 5-10 -- 185 -- Oklahoma City, OK (Heritage Hall)
Aziz Shittu -- DE -- 6-3 -- 275 -- Atwater, CA (Buhach Colony)
Graham Shuler -- OL -- 6-4 -- 277 -- Franklin, TN (Brentwood Academy)
Jordan Watkins -- DE -- 6-5 -- 265 -- Decatur, GA (Woodward Academy)
Kodi Whitfield -- WR -- 6-2 -- 195 -- Los Angeles, CA (Loyola)

Stanford University media services contributed to this report

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