Canaan Severin came out to California to visit some family but also to compete in the Stanford NIKE Camp this past weekend and possibly get more recruited by the Cardinal coaching staff.
The Worcester (Mass.) Worcester Academy athlete said he thinks things went well - and that's good news moving forward.
"I really loved it," Severin said. "That place is incredible. The facilities, the coaches, the players, the campus, it's just huge and really nice.
"Stanford likes me a lot. They definitely think I can play there. The only thing now is my grades. They're one of the top schools in the country. You want to go somewhere you can excel and not struggle.
"You can see where they have so much help for the players. We got to talk with Andrew Luck and some other players and they talked about rooming with people who aren't on the football team and they can help you so that's a plus for them."
Boston College, Connecticut, Iowa, NC State, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, Western Michigan and Villanova have offered Severin, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect who played wide receiver at the NIKE Camp.
Stanford tight ends coach and offensive tackles coach Ron Crook has been recruiting Severin, a four-star recruit, and the Massachusetts prospect said while the Cardinal might wait a little longer on an offer they are definitely interested.
Crook coached at Harvard prior to joining the Stanford staff so he's familiar with East Coast talent.
Rivals.com rates Severin as the No. 151 prospect in the 2012 class.
"The coaching staff knows my situation and they know if I keep doing well, because I had an incredible academic year, and they know if I keep doing well then some things could happen and that would be huge," Severin said.
"I've been talking to their coaches for a while now, about two months, coach Crook recruits this side of the country and he was the one who told me they like me and he was talking about a summer visit.
"That's when I told him I was going out there to Stanford because my aunt lives out there. I was going to see her and go to the camp so it was a plus Stanford started talking to me."