Mission Viejo (Calif.) wide out Warren Reuland picked up an early offer from Stanford and the Cardinal have been the team to beat ever since. Earlier today, the athlete decided there was no need to wait any longer and committed to the Cardinal.
Reuland, 6-4, 200 pounds had a very solid junior season catching 35 balls for close to 700 yards and 10 touchdowns to earn all-state underclass honors. He tore his ACL late in the year and missed the Diablos final games but will be back by the end of the summer.
"I'm very excited about my decision," Reuland said. "I've liked Stanford for awhile and I knew there was no reason to put it off any longer. I went to watch them practice ea couple of weeks ago and really liked what I saw.
"I like the new staff and the intensity the team had out there. The players were running around having fun, but still going hard. I like Coach Harbaugh a lot and I really think he's going to turn things around there.
"Duke, Utah and Oregon State had also offered and I was looking hard at Notre Dame too. I took a visit to Notre Dame and it's a great place but Stanford was just the best fit for me. Like I said, I like the direction the team is going and you can't beat the academics there."
As the rule, Reuland still needs to be accepted in to Stanford before his commitment can really be solid but it's not something he's worried about.
"I'm very confident I'll get in," Reuland said. "They're going to send me the application in May and then I'll work on filling it out and getting it sent in. Right now, I'm just rehabbing my knee and feeling strong. I just started running and cutting a little and I'll definitely be back to 100% by the end of the summer."