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Four-star loves Stanford trip

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Kodi Whitfield took his official visit to Stanford this past weekend, spent time with some other prospects and other than the final score against Oregon the Cardinal commit enjoyed every minute of it.
"Other than the outcome it was a nice visit," Whitfield said.
"I got to hang out with some other recruits and commits there like Graham Shuler and Aziz (Shittu), who committed and then de-committed and is thinking about committing again. I got to hang out with them and that was pretty cool."
The game-day experience was something Whitfield, a four-star receiver, had never experienced before on previous visits to Stanford. The stands were completely filled and there was an overflow of fans hanging around the stadium especially above both end zones.
It was a raucous environment and Whitfield was excited to be a part of it.
"I had never really seen it as packed as it was," Whitfield said. "There were really a lot of people there.
"Just to see them get ready and get prepared for such a big game like that it was pretty cool. Just to see them get riled up and come together for that game was pretty cool."
Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Northwestern, UCLA and Washington were some of the other teams involved with Whitfield, but he committed to Stanford in late June and has not looked back.
Rated as the No. 44 wide receiver in the 2012 class and No. 31 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, Whitfield will take an unofficial visit to UCLA this weekend for its game against Colorado but promises he's not looking around.
Stanford is the place for him.
"It's a lot like Loyola there," Whitfield said. "We really focus on our academics as well. We've kind of been through the same history.
"A couple years ago we weren't winning games and then all of a sudden we're winning and to just beat up on a couple teams and do the same thing Stanford is doing. To see Stanford doing it too, it's really the same."
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