Stanford has decision date in mind

Months of recruiting work could be coming down to the final few weeks for Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft wide receiver Dwayne Stanford. The four-star prospect has several visits planned over the next few weekends, and has identified a decision date.
Stanford and teammate Adolphus Washington are to be presented with their U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey's on Nov. 9, and that ceremony could also include commitment announcements from the two four-star prospects.
"I feel like after I take these visits I will know where I want to go," Stanford said. "It's perfect timing with them presenting me with the jersey, so I ran that idea by Adolphus and he said, 'Yeah, let's go for it.'"
Stanford will begin his string of visits this weekend, and plans to be on the road almost every weekend between now and Nov. 9.
"This weekend I'll go over to the University of Cincinnati," Stanford said. "I go to Oregon on Oct. 29. It was scheduled for Nov. 19, but I moved it up to Oct. 29."
Stanford had an official visit set to Alabama for the weekend of Oct. 21, but that trip will also have to be moved to another date.
"Our game got moved to Saturday, so I have to reschedule my Alabama trip," Stanford said. "I will probably go to Alabama or LSU the first weekend in November."
Stanford's final five consists of Alabama, Cincinnati, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon. He has visited Ohio State more than any other school, and does not plan a return trip to Columbus before Nov. 9.
"I feel like I have been up there enough to know what it is like up there and pretty much know what I am getting," Stanford said.
Stanford is ranked as the No. 163 overall prospect in the country and the No. 22 wide receiver nationally. He has helped lead Taft High to a 5-2 record on the season. They will face off against Dayton Dumbar High this weekend.