STANFORD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal hands the ball off to Stepfan Taylor #33 of the Stanford Cardinal during their game against the UCLA Bruins at Stanford Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Stanford is rebuilding its offensive line.
Stanford football recruiting is primed to have a big National Signing Day. The Cardinal have not let off the gas since David Shaw took over for Jim Harbaugh.
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Stanford already boasts a loaded class, and it starts up front on the offensive line. Stanford recently landed a commitment from Joshua Garnett, one of the top guards in the country. Guard Brandon Fanaika of Pleasant Grove (Utah) is close to being ready to play immediately, should Stanford need him taking a Mormon mission and will not be able to play immediately. At 6'3" and 295 pounds, he has a powerful build, made for playing inside. Linemen Graham Shuler of Brentwood (Tenn.) and Nick Davidson of Eden Prairie (Minn.) are developmental types with a lot of athleticism and very encouraging frames. With time and coaching, both have a chance to be excellent players. Johnny Caspers of Glen Ellyn (Ill.) is also in the fold.
But it's not just offensive players being reeled in by Stanford. Outside linebacker Noor Davis of Leesburg (Fla.) is perfect for the Cardinal's 3-4 scheme. The 6'4", 235-pound Davis is adept at getting up-field and rushing the passer. He should be able to do so from that position for the Cardinal. Davis is rated four-stars by most services and held offers from every major school in the country
The Cardinal are also still in contention for two major recruits. San Clemente (Calif.) offensive tackle Kyle Murphy, and Atwater (Calif.) defensive tackle Aziz Shitu are both heavily considering Stanford. Even without those two, this is a solid class. If Stanford can convince both to sign, however, this class will rank with the best in the Pac-12.
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