He nearly did it during the CaliFlorida Bowl a few weeks ago but Compton (Calif.) Dominguez wide out Richard Sherman decided to wait until his visit to the Farm before committing to Stanford. That's just what Sherman decided on this past weekend and the Cardinal now have one of the top athletes in the state headed their way.
Sherman, 6-3, 170 pounds has been on the verge of committing to Stanford for the past few months. The moment the Cardinal coaches told Sherman he was cleared through their admissions, this one became as close to a lock as you can possibly get in recruiting.
A few weeks before the CaliFlorida Bowl in mid-December, Sherman told us he was going to commit to the Cardinal during the game. The week of the game, Sherman decided he wanted to take a few trips first and told us he wouldn't be committing because he didn't want those other schools to drop him.
Sherman took a visit last weekend to Washington but the Huskies never offered a scholarship. It's possible Washington knew Sherman was locked in for Stanford and didn't want to offer knowing the receiver was headed elsewhere. Regardless, the inevitable happened this past weekend while Sherman was on visit to the Farm.
"Yeah, he committed on Saturday," Dominguez coach Martin French said. "That's a good place for him. He'll do well there and it's good fit for him both athletically and academically. Richard is a hard working kid who should really thrive in that kind of environment. His whole family went up there with him and I think they're all excited and happy for him."
Sherman could play on either side of the ball but said he was recruited to play receiver by the Cardinal. The athlete has good size and knows how to use it. He has also has good hands and better than average speed. He's not a burner but can stretch the field a bit.