Looking for the right combination of brawn and brains, Stanford signed 12 players to national letters of intent Wednesday. That’s a considerably smaller—and less heralded—group than a year ago, when the Cardinal coach hauled in 22 players in what the program called the best class in its history.
Stanford sealed one of the best recruiting classes in school history, signing three of the nation’s best offensive linemen to letters of intent to block for the son of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders.
David Fales, a junior-college quarterback, was one of the top signees for the Spartans. Along with Fales, San Jose State recruited 18 freshmen and a sophomore transfer.