Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King wide receiver Joshua Stanford pulled a few new offers this past week. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder headed out for an official visit over the weekend, his second in two weeks this time to Arkansas State.
"It was good," he said. "The coaches there have a lot of energy and you can really tell the coaching staff wants me to be part of their team. It was exciting. I left on Friday and came back earlier today."
What'd he do on the trip?
"I took some pictures, went on the field, they had a good presentation and showed us the campus," he said. "Their coaches showed us some film and how the offense would be, how the system really is.
"I also spent time with the players. My host was Taylor Stockemer. He's a really good guy. He showed me around and really took care of me. He showed me the campus and how it's like to play there. He's a good character guy. All the people I met were people of substance. That is important to me, they are about real things, not just nonsense."
Of course, Stanford got time with the coaches including Gus Malzahn.
"They just talked about how they'd use me in their offense and how they want me to come there," he said. "They showed some film from Auburn and Tulsa to show what they'd do. I did like how they'd use me."
Where does Arkansas State stand for Stanford?
"I still haven't taken my final two visits so it would be unfair to say," he said. "After I take all my visits, I'll sit down with my family and make the best decision for me. Those are the four schools, the ones I'm visiting. I'm going to honor those visits and decide from there. I'll probably be deciding on Signing Day."
From here, Stanford heads to Virginia Tech.
"Virginia Tech is next and then TCU is on the last weekend," he said. "I just want to go and get a feel for the coaches and look for a really good fit for me scheme wise."