Woodberry Forest School (Virginia) senior safety Ed Reynolds officially committed to Stanford and the football program on Tuesday after weighing offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke and Virginia.
"All I need to do now is finish off the application part," Reynolds told the Bootleg. I spoke to coach (Jim) Harbaugh's father, who is their honorary running backs coach for the week, so it was great."
Reynolds said the clinching factor was Harbaugh signing his three-year contract extension.
"I was really in awe of Stanford when I went there, and on my return trip I got to see them play Notre Dame and it showed me they were really on the rise," Reynolds said. "Then coach Harbaugh signed a three-year contract, so that sealed the deal for me."
Cornerback Louis Young, from Olney, Maryland, also reconfirmed his commitment to Stanford on Monday. He originally gave the school a soft verbal because of a desire to play in the ACC.
In addition, Stanford also received a commitment from Mitchell County High School (Camilla, Ga.) junior wide receiver Justin Scott on Monday for the 2011 class.