Just because a few offers have made their way to Chino, Calif., running back R.J. Stanford doesn't mean that the 6-foot, 175-pound three-star prospect would not like to see a few more.
The pads will be thrown on Thursday when Stanford's team begins regular season practice and there is no doubt that the No. 14 rated all-purpose back is excited to get back into the swing of things.
"I'm anxious because it's about time to get in there again," Stanford said. "I think we're doing a lot of conditioning at the beginning of the week before our full practice at the end of the week."
A few schools are waiting to see what Stanford not only does on the field but in the classroom. If all goes well, more offers should be heading his way.
"Colorado is just waiting for my grades," Stanford said. "Oregon State is going to call me when they're allowed to and Cal along with Washington is sending stuff. UCLA will check back with me as well. They're all waiting to call me."
His decision timeframe will rely on where he is at with all of these schools waiting on his academic progress.
"Once I find out more about the schools, I'll know when my decision will be," Stanford said. "I get letters and stuff in the mail, but when I take my visits I'll be able to check out the schools on a personal level."
Two things will determine where the No. 87 prospect in the state of California heads for his college career.
"I want to fit in with my school, my teammates, and coaches," he said. "Then, it's about where I can contribute to a team. Those are the two main things."
UCLA, Arizona State, Colorado, Washington, and California are the schools that Stanford is thinking about for official visits at this time.