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Whitfield sticks by decision

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Kodi Whitfield pondered his choices over the last few days, whether to stick with his Stanford commitment or flip to UCLA, and the Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola four-star wide receiver made his decision Sunday night.
Whitfield, a 6-foot-2, 197-pound prospect, said he has decided to stick with the Cardinal after comparing both programs and figuring out what is best for his future.
The Los Angeles Loyola standout made his commitment to Stanford in June and is going to honor it.
"It's always good to be sure," Whitfield said.
"Having UCLA recruit me as strongly as they did and having it originally be between UCLA and Stanford, having it go as it did, I just felt Stanford was a better fit.
"The biggest part was to think with a clear head. I got advice from people close to me but at the end of the day I knew whatever decision I made I wasn't going to disappoint anybody."
Rivals.com rates Whitfield as the No. 48 wide receiver in the 2012 class and No. 37 in the California state rankings.
UCLA and Stanford had always been the top two schools for Whitfield, who caught 40 passes for 515 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. Many other programs had offered as well.
The Bruins made a late, and convincing, run at Whitfield and he strongly considered UCLA into these final days but decided that Stanford was the best fit for him.
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