This is a case of the early bird catches the worm as two-way standout Usua Amanam (5-9, 175, 4.46) from San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine has decided on his school and now set on eyes on other goals.
"I went ahead and committed to Stanford today (May 18th)," Amanam said. "Stanford is the place for me to be. I was there twice this weekend and they showed me that that I couldn't go wrong going to Stanford.
"My Dad is really excited," Amanam said. "Now I can concentrate on school.
"My brother told me that my first instincts are usually the right ones," Amanam said. "So I went ahead with my first instinct and committed to Stanford.
"I first told Coach Chris Dalman because I have gotten close to him and then he told (Stanford head coach) Coach Jim Harbaugh who told the rest of the staff," Amanam said. "They were happy and told me that my decision was a good one."
Stanford won his services over other offers from Northwestern and Washington State. Other schools that showed some interest were Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Washington and Arizona State. USC came by the school this spring to check him out, too.
The Cardinal get a player in Amanam who was his League MVP, all-state and all-metro as a junior
Stanford recruited him as a running back position and it's a good thing, too because he rushed for 1,656 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 309 yards and scored three touchdowns as a receiver out of the backfield.
Amanam will also return kicks for Stanford. Nice early get for the Cardinal.