Joey Alfieri retrieved the mail this week and much to his surprise the four-star linebacker found official offer letters from USC, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.
That might be a thrilling moment for most recruits but the Portland (Ore.) Jesuit linebacker who looked good at the Rivals Camp Series in Phoenix this spring had just committed to Stanford over the weekend.
He does not intend to rethink his decision.
"It changes nothing," Alfieri wrote in a text message. "Still fully committed to Stanford."
The timing of the offers come as a surprise since the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect had been planning to commit this past weekend and after Stanford offered it became clear the Cardinal was the big-time favorite.
Alfieri, rated as the second-best prospect in the Oregon state rankings by Rivals.com, spoke highly about Stanford after surprisingly landing his offer this spring.
Others tried to stay seriously involved in his recruitment but Alfieri, the No. 19 outside linebacker in the 2014 class, ended things this weekend when he made his commitment.
Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cal, Harvard, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin and Yale were some of the other programs involved with Alfieri throughout the recruiting process.
Then the three offer letters came from USC, Vanderbilt and Nebraska but Alfieri said his mind is made up and he's sticking with his pledge.
"They came in the mail as the written offers," Alfieri said. "I'm not sure exactly when they were sent but yes after my commitment."