One of the South's top tight end prospects just
returned from an official visit to Stanford.
"It was a blast," said Sarasota (Fla.) Cardinal
Patrick Danahy. "I had so
much fun out there. It really helped me put things into perspective as far
as Stanford was concerned. I didn't know what to expect, but everything was
great. I thought it was a beautiful campus, and I really enjoyed the kind of
people they have in their program. I feel like I could fit in well, both as
a football player and a student."
Danahy (6-5, 225, 4.7) is a member of the Rivals.com
Top 100 team and the No. 19 tight end in the nation. He
caught 37 passes for 507 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.
His first visit was to Wisconsin on Oct. 18. He's
got another trip coming this weekend (12/13) at Georgia Tech. Northwestern
and Florida are in the running for the final two spots, but he says he may
not take those.
"Stanford, Wisconsin and Georgia Tech are my top
three," he said. "I've got to see how this visit goes at Georgia Tech, then
I may make my decision. Those three are all pretty strong right now.
"If something happens with Florida and they offer a
scholarship soon, that may change things, but I'm not sure if that will
happen. They've got a commitment from a JC tight end (David Kenner) and they
told me they'll only sign one more. It's supposedly down to me and some guy
from Texas and some guy from Michigan, and the other two may already have
Danahy has had in-home visits "from at least one
coach a day, sometimes two." Highlighting those were head coaches Barry
Alvarez from Wisconsin and Chan Gailey from Georgia Tech, who was in the
Danahy home on Wedensday.
"That's pretty cool when you get that kind of
attention," he said. "That's made a big impression on me. Coach (Buddy)
Teevens from Stanford is supposed to be here next week. I'm looking forward
to sitting down and talking with him again."