Stanford football gets verbal commitment from top running back


Trevor Speights became the second running back out of Texas to commit to the Stanford football program when he did so on Monday.

The McAllen Memorial senior joined Plano's Brandon Stephens, who made his commitment in September.

According to The Bootleg, Speights is ranked fifth among running backs in Texas and Stephens ranks sixth.

Speights, who made an official visit to Stanford Nov. 14, rushed for more than 9,800 yards in his career with the Mustangs and scored over 110 touchdowns.

He became Stanford's 20th commit and gives the Cardinal a wealth of running back for the foreseeable future.

There are also two offensive linemen in the group.

Field hockey

Stanford's Maddie Secco was named a Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-American, as announced Monday by the organizations.

It is the first honor for Secco, after a 2015 campaign that saw her named the America East Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Secco compiled eight goals to lead the Cardinal with two game winning goals, as well as a team-high 13 assists got 29 points on the year.

The lethal attacker helped lead Stanford to a 64-20 record in her career, including leading the Cardinal in their best year in program history in 2014-2015.

Secco, along with teammates Sarah Helgeson and Dulcie Davies, also previously earned All-Region recognition this year.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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