How often does Stanford — or anyone — beat out Alabama in recruiting? Not often.
Stanford edged Alabama for a Georgia tight end who some consider to be the state’s best at his position.
Greg Taboada, a 6-foot-5, 250-pounder from Marist high school, picked Stanford over Alabama, among his other football scholarship offers. Taboada is ranked by ESPN as the state’s No. 9 overall prospect.
“I mean, it was a combination of things but just the new lifestyle and the position a degree from Stanford would put me in after four years,” Taboada told the AJC. “And the skill developing and record they have for tight ends speaks for itself.”
While thinking hard about playing at Alabama, Taboada was waiting to see if he would get an offer from Stanford. He finally got one from the prestigious California school about a month ago, and decided to commit on Sunday night.
“It just felt right, talking the coaches,” Taboada said. “And I wanted to clear my mind for the rest of the season.”
Toboada’s older brother was a star tennis player at UGA, and he had hoped to earn an offer from the Bulldogs. But UGA apparently filled up after Thomson High School’s Jordan Davis committed this past summer.
WE’RE LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS AWAY FROM SIGNING DAY
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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