Four-star running back Tyler Gaffney (6-0, 215, 4.5) from San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral had a tough decision to make, but the talented running back has decided on what college he will attend to continue his athletic career and his college education.
"I'm going to Stanford," Gaffney said in a text. "Write it up."
The Cardinal garner this intense recruiting victory over Notre Dame and USC.
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Stanford gets a player in Gaffney who shines brightest when the pressure is at its highest. Case in point when he rushed for 329 yards and five touchdowns to will his team to a state championship against Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's 37-34 in December.
Gaffney earned City and League Player of the Year honors after rushing for a San Diego single season rushing record of 2,857 yards. He ended up with 48 rushing touchdowns. He was no slouch as a receiver out of the backfield accounting for 25 receptions and eight receiving touchdowns. His 56 total touchdowns was fourth best total in California state history. He also played some defense and two picks as a senior.
In a previous interview with Rivals.com Gaffney had the following to say about his future choice.
"Stanford's campus is beautiful, the teachers are great and the coaches are awesome," he said.
Gaffney is also an outstanding baseball player, one of the best in the state and he will play baseball for the Cardinal. He is good enough on the diamond where he could get drafted by major league baseball, but he is going to go to college unless the money is too much to pass up.
Gaffney was a member of the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 32 prospect at any position.