Rivals100 linebacker Shayne Skov committed to Stanford back in September. Over the past few months, the Pawling (N.Y.) Trinity Pawling prospect has checked out a few other schools to make sure of his decision. Skov has reaffirmed his pledge to Jim Harbaugh and his staff.
"I committed to Stanford early and I wanted to make sure it was the right choice for me," he said. "I visited other schools, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Boston College. I really liked Vanderbilt and Virginia. I was tempted at both places to change my mind.
"I liked the fan base at Virginia and Vanderbilt is in a gorgeous area. I liked the coaches at both places too, while Boston College was a bit too small for me."
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In the end, the decision was easy though.
"It wasn't really close," he said. "Stanford was what my family and I wanted the most.
"Once I got back home I thought it over with my dad and it was Stanford. I've lived in Northern California for most of my life. Stanford was high on my list from the beginning and I love the academics and coaching staff. Academics are very important to me and no other school offers that type of football with the chance to study with Nobel Peace Prize winners during the week. I'm very comfortable with my choice."
The four-star prospect went on about his confirmation.
"When I told the coaching staff that I wanted to look around, initially they weren't happy," he said. "They understood though and wanted me to make the right choice. Now I'm done looking and 100% solid. I'm thrilled and can focus on just getting better.
"I'm really excited about this class and the guys they are involved with and have committed like Terrence Stephens and Levine Toilolo. I think Coach Harbaugh is putting together a real good class and with a few top players they'll be competitive for a Pac-10 title."