Kodi Whitfield really focused on the recruiting process in the last few days and after considering all his options Stanford came out on top so the Los Angeles Loyola wide receiver committed to the Cardinal on Thursday night.
His father, Bob, played for Stanford and kept pushing the Pac-10 school on his son so that definitely didn't hurt the Cardinal's chances, either.
"Really in the past week I sat down with my family and I was weighing the pros and the cons and we came to the decision that Stanford was the best school," Whitfield said.
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"Other than my dad constantly telling me that Stanford is where I have to go, they're a solid academic school. They've signed coach (David) Shaw to a pretty lengthy contract and they're really on the upswing so hopefully I can be a part of that."
Rivals.com rates Whitfield as a four-star prospect and the No. 42 wide receiver in the 2012 class. He had other offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Northwestern, UCLA and Washington.
Whitfield, a 6-foot-1, 178-pound prospect, has looked good at multiple camps this off-season and during 7-on-7 events with the 1925 All-Stars, a team run by Keyshawn Johnson that is one of the best in Southern California.
In his junior season, Whitfield finished with 31 catches for 440 yards and five touchdowns. He probably would have had much better statistics if quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, who signed with UCLA and will play for his dad, wasn't slowed by injuries for portions of the year.
Texas A&M, Nebraska, Oklahoma and others were showing interest in Whitfield, but he's going to follow in his dad's footsteps to Stanford. His father also played in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons.