Potosi (Mo.) Potosi R3 three-star running back Brandon Bourbon had said for about a week now that he was torn between Vanderbilt and Stanford and that a decision would be coming any day now.
The final decision finally came late Friday night.
That was when the 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect called Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and committed to the Cardinal.
"I love all the coaches," Bourbon, the No. 11 player in Missouri, said. "I feel like I fit in the offense. I loved Cali when I was out there."
Bourbon also said he couldn't pass up the chance to get a degree from Stanford. With it, he becomes the first person in his family to go to college.
"It's a priceless education," he said. "The way I looked at it, I would be stupid not to go there. This means so much to everybody in my family. My father worked so hard to help me get this opportunity, and I couldn't pass it up."
Bourbon rushed for 2,400 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior. He had scholarship offers from BYU, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Harvard. He was recruited by Cardinal assistant Ron Lynn.
"Coach Lynn and all of the coaches were just awesome," Bourbon said.
"Usually when you talk to a school's coaching staff, it's all about football, but it wasn't like that with coach Harbaugh and Stanford. They wanted to get to know you as a person and just learn more about you. But when we went down to the field and to the workout areas, you could tell it was about football."