Devon Cajuste was a little concerned after coach Jim Harbaugh left Stanford for the San Francisco 49ers but after talking to new coach David Shaw and meeting him this past weekend on his official visit, Cajuste is sticking with his pledge.
The Flushing (N.Y.) Holy Cross three-star standout had a succinct opinion of Stanford's new coach.
"Basically, he's the man," Cajuste said.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound wide receiver likes Shaw's resume and that he said not much should be changing with Stanford's program. That was important to Cajuste, who has been committed since June 22.
"He's going to continue Stanford's program and he's going to make it even better," Cajuste said. "He's going to fill the big shoes Jim Harbaugh left and do even more with it. I'm happy and I think it's a great choice they went with him.
"I know he has nine years in the NFL, he's been with several different teams. He was a wide receiver so that helps him understand where I'm coming from which is great. He's going to help me be better at that position."
Rivals.com rates Cajuste as the fifth-best prospect in the New York state rankings. Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse also offered.
When Harbaugh left for the NFL, Cajuste said he was concerned about what would happen next with Stanford's program but with the hiring of Shaw everything is solid with his commitment.
"I was a little worried about it," Cajuste said. "I wanted to come on my official visit and he confirmed everything so it's really good.
"It makes a world of a difference if it's somebody you don't like because it almost becomes an obstacle instead of a gateway to get better. It's good to have him as the coach."