Pleasant Grove, Utah, quarterback Dallas Lloyd had a feeling he'd found the right place.
Walking around the campus, talking to the coaches and spending time with his parents, he felt at home and felt the time is right. So before leaving Palo Alto, Calif., this past weekend, he decided to end the recruiting process officially.
"My parents and I went to Stanford over the weekend, and before I left I committed," Lloyd, who is ranked as the nation's No. 15 dual-threat quarterback and a three-star prospect, said. "The whole recruiting process has been awesome, and it's been a dream come true.
"But you can't question the academics at Stanford. The second thing I wanted to do is win championships and play for a top-class program. They're really starting to get things going, and it's in the Pac 10. Plus I also really like the coaches."
"Coach Anderson, he's great," Lloyd said. "He came up to my school, and I couldn't really visit with him then. But we talked a lot after that, and I've built a great relationship with him. Coach Harbaugh, I don't know what to say other than he's awesome. He's so down to earth and cool. I just love him. He's definitely a player's coach."
Lloyd had a top five that consisted of BYU, Utah, Nebraska, Stanford and Miami, but in the end the Cardinal won him over. He said he's now very relieved to have the decision out of the way.
"I had a feeling that this was the right place for me when I was up there," Lloyd said. "It's a relief to have the decision made. I've really enjoyed the process, but I'm glad it's over with."
As a junior, Lloyd threw for 1,689 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also had scholarship offers from Syracuse, Utah, Vanderbilt, TCU, Tulsa and Utah State.