Stanford plucks one out of Louisiana 

November, 7, 2012
Three-star wide receiver Taijuan Thomas (Monroe, La./Quachita Parish) is set to play in the Pac-12 for Stanford, according to the Times-Picayune.

Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, selected the Cardinal over Illinois and Northwestern, his other favorites. Arkansas State, Dartmouth, Houston, Southern Miss and Tulane also extended scholarship offers.

"Taijuan embodies a complete student-athlete," Ouachita Parish Coach John Carr told the Times-Picayune. "He is a competitor in the classroom as well as the football field. Rarely will you find a kid that is a 4.0 student, that will be a valedictorian of his class and does what he does on the field."