The Stanford Cardinal are in the process of closing in on one of the best classes in program history in 2016, and got off to a good start in 2017 on Friday when ESPN Junior 300 linebacker Sione Heimuli-Lund called David Shaw and gave his verbal.
Significance of impact: Stanford is one of the few programs in college football that can recruit from coast-to-coast. In the 2016 class, the Cardinal currently have commitments from 10 states, including Utah. Stanford now not only has one commitment from power Brighton High in Salt Lake City in senior Simi Fehoko, but now two in Heimuli-Land. Cherry picking the best players and fits is what has helped Stanford ascend to national prominence, and that is continuing in the Class of 2017.