Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School defensive end Ernest Owusu made the trip west last weekend to head to Washington. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder made the cross country trek again for the second week in a row this time to Stanford.
"My trip to Stanford went great," he said. "I got to spend time with my host, Derek Hall. I also spoke with Jim Harbaugh and coach Anderson.
"I actually started my visit there Friday morning. Basically the last couple days I went around campus, saw everything and took in a basketball game. The game was pretty sweet since they beat Washington State in overtime with a last second shot. They are No. 1 in the Pac-10 and from the atmosphere at the game I could tell the athletics have a lot of support from the fans and administration."
In relation to Hall, what did Owusu think of his host?
"He was pretty cool," he said. "He plays the same position as me, is a pre-med major looking to go into pediatrics. Those are all things I want to do. He talked to me a lot about how great the school is and how supportive they are of the athletes.
"He also talked about the new staff. He said that the fans are getting really energetic over the young staff and everyone is high energy there."
The two-star prospect was impressed with the Cardinal's new staff including Jim Harbaugh.
"I was pretty impressed with him, he's a good guy and knows what he's going to do to turn the program around," he stated. "Besides football, he talked to me about how my decision isn't just for four years, but 40 years. I took that to heart and I realized if I go to Stanford, that'll affect the rest of my life no matter what."
Owusu rated his trip to Stanford an eight or nine.
"Everything was so enjoyable on the trip," he said. "It was a good visit and I got along with the players. I'd put Stanford pretty high on my list because I like the school, but I'll also say they are no better than anyone else."
The No. 44 prep school prospect in the country is planning to change up his official visits the next couple weeks.
"I was planning to go to Vanderbilt next weekend, but I think I want to get done with my west coast officials and instead I'm planning to head to California," he said. "I'm still looking to go to Vanderbilt the following week on the 26th. Basically, on these next two trips I'm going to be looking to have a good time before I have to decide."