SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – News that highly-touted defensive end Solomon Thomas announced plans to attend Stanford has pushed the Cardinal to the of the class in the Pac-12 on college football signing day, according to CBS Sports partner 247 Sports.
Wednesday is National Signing Day, the first day a high school senior can sign a binding letter of intent to join a college program. As it stands now, the Stanford class ranks as the 12th best in the nation, according to 247 sports. The website ranks Alabama, Ohio State and Florida state as the top three talent attracting programs. UCLA (17) and Oregon (19) and Arizona State (24) were the other Pac-12 teams to crack the top 25. USC’s class landed at 26th, with Cal sneaking into the top 50 at number 46.
Stanford continues to draw talent from across the country, landing recruits from as far away as Jacksonville and Omaha. The top local recruit is Palo Alto High School quarterback Keller Chryst,one of the top QB prospects in the country and the state’s #6 overall talent.
Cal’s class is a mix of West Coast talent, including some highly-regarded transfers from the college of San Mateo.
The website had San Jose State’s recruiting efforts ranked at 83 in the country, with 18 of their 19 commitments coming from California.