The ink isn’t even dry on most of the nation’s letter-of-intents for the class of 2003 and the Stanford Cardinal are already busy working on 2004. Stanford landed their first commit for the class of 2004.
If this is any indication of how well Stanford will recruit this coming season then it will be a banner year for the Cardinal.
The Cardinal landed offensive center prospect Alex Fletcher (6-4, 275, 4.9) from Long Island (N.Y.) Saint Anthony’s.
“I just committed to head coach Buddy Teevens and Stanford,” Fletcher said.
“My Dad went to Princeton and my Mom went to Vassar,” Fletcher said. “Academics are very important to my family. Stanford provides the best combination of big time athletics and academics.”
How good of a football player is Fletcher? He is considered the nation’s premier true offensive center prospect.
Fletcher was selected 1st-team all-state, all-city, all-suburbs, all-area and all-league. Not bad resume is it?
Fletcher has the strength that D-I schools are looking for and he is incredibly quick. He benches 385-pounds and squats 550, this is D-I strength already and he’s only a junior.
The offers had already started to roll in for this talented football player. Besides Stanford, Fletcher had offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Pac10 foe USC.
Michigan State, Penn State and Maryland were about to offer Fletcher. Notre Dame was also about to get in the picture.
“I’m a solid commitment to Stanford,” Fletcher said. “It has always been my dream to attend Stanford.”
“I will attend Stanford’s football camp this summer.”
Great get for Stanford and Buddy Teevens. Landing Fletcher is a perfect way to start the recruiting season for the Cardinal.