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Stanford recruiting roundup

Some news, notes and results of what happened this past week in Stanford's recruiting world.

  • Noor Davis says he's "solid to Stanford." And, exhale.

There was a lot of hubbub about the Leesburg, Fla. linebacker making an appearance last week at the Florida-Alabama game, writes ESPN.com's Corey Long.

But it looks like Davis is still on board. He's still scheduled to take several official visits and has his Stanford visit set for Oct. 22 against Washington.

From Long:

Davis did have a chance to meet with the Florida coaches while in Gainesville.

"The Gator coaches said that (they) would love to have me there, and they hope I can join them," Davis added. "They left it at that knowing I'm committed. I'm solid to Stanford and they know that."

Looks like Stanford fans can breathe easy for now, but with USC and Alabama still looming, chances are coach David Shaw and Co. won't be happy until this one is on the dotted line.

  • Matthew Cochran (Atwater, Calif./Buhach Colony), one of the top centers in the region, isn't listing Stanford as a school he's considering, but only because of a technicality.

"I just have to fix an issue with my transcripts before I can get the application," he told ESPN.com's Greg Biggins. "I've haven't been accepted in to the school yet, so until that happens, I can't really consider them, but I do like them a lot."

Cochran is also considering Cal, Washington, Auburn and Utah.

  • I didn't get to this last week, but a really nice piece by ESPN.com's Jared Shanker on Ifeadi Odenigbo. From what I understand, Stanford is really high on him, he's really high on Stanford and beat writers across the country are nervously sweating at the prospect of having to type his name on a regular basis.

Some more news on players who have already committed to Stanford.

  • I mentioned Alex Carter's big game last week as his Briar Woods (Va.) team downed Tuscarora 38-0. Here's a video of Carter talking about taking the opening kickoff back for a touchdown.

  • Kodi Whitfield (Loyola, Calif.) caught five passes for 104 yards as the Cubs improved to 5-1 with a 28-10 win over Valencia.

  • Jontrey Tillman rushed for 177 yards on 11 carries -- including a 70-yard touchdown in West St. Mary's (La.) 61-12 blowout of Loreauville.

  • Dontonio Jordan caught eight passes for 132 yards in Lake Dallas' 23-7 win over The Colony.

  • Conner Crane's Guyer High (Texas) team suffered a tough 21-14 loss to Keller Central, but Crane caught six balls for 76 yards and a touchdown and also completed a 15-yard pass.