Stanford football adds one of top cornerbacks from Texas


The Stanford football program continued to reap the rewards of a Rose Bowl championship season by receiving a commitment from Obi Eboh, considered the No. 3 cornerback in the state of Texas.

The 6-1 1/2, 187-pound Eboh, ranked as the No. 14 cornerback overall and No. 143 in the nation overall on the Scout 300 list, made his verbal commitment on Thursday.

Oboh is a four-star recruit from Carroll High in Southlake, Texas.

He committed to Stanford after recently decommiting from Texas, to which he had been committed since early September.

Eboh garnered a slew of offers from across the country, including Arkansas, Cal, Duke, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Washington, and Wisconsin, among others.

Joining Eboh in committing to the Cardinal on Thursday was Nate Herbig, the No. 12-ranked center in the country. The 6-3, 335-pounder hails from St. Louis School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He's listed as a 3-star recruit and is ranked No. 2 on the West Coast.

Stanford also picked up a recruit on Sunday when Scooter Harrington gave his verbal. Harrington is a 6-5, 235-pound tight end from Greenwich High in Greenwich, Conn. He is listed No. 39 in the nation at his position and No. 1 in the state.

In other football news, Stanford's Christian McCaffrey earned the Johnny Rodgers National College Football Return Specialist Award, it was announced recently.

The rising junior won the Jet Award over finalists Adoree Jackson (USC) and Janarion Grant (Rutgers).

McCaffrey is the second Jet Award recipient from Stanford, as Ty Montgomery received the honor in 2013.

To be considered for the Jet Award, players must be a primary kick or punt returner for their team and be among the national leaders in return categories. They must also show leadership, courage, desire, respect for authority, and discipline.

McCaffrey set the NCAA all-purpose yards record with 3,864 in 2015. He averaged 29 yards on kickoff returns and nearly nine yards on punt returns. He returned one kick and one punt for touchdowns.

A selection committee made up of Rodgers, football writers and broadcasters from around the country selected the Jet Award winner. McCaffrey will be honored at a banquet in Omaha in April.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by dennis
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jan 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

These recruitment's are excellent and I hope they keep on coming. I truly believe that Stanford in the near future will hopefully win a national championship in football. Go Stanford!!!

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Posted by Nayeli P.
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on Jan 29, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Nayeli P. is a registered user.

My husband thinks that Stanford has the tools to repeat as the Pac 12 champs and make it to the College Football Playoff next season. I hope that he's right! It will be a big step to replace Kevin Hogan. However, I think that Keller Chryst looks like an amazing QB.

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