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Stanford Football Recruiting: The Cardinal Land Another Top Recruit

David Shaw and the Stanford coaching staff continue to build on an already great recruiting class.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank God for this amazing opportunity. I&#39;m Excited to Say I&#39;m Committed to Stanford University <a href="">#CardClass16</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Chacho Ulloa (@_Chacho13_) <a href="">October 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Stanford is improving on their already impressive class. Committing to Stanford is a defensive back named, Chacho Ulloa who is a local product. Ulloa is from Centennial High School, which is in Corona, California and has produced talent such as Vontaze Burfict (Bengals) and Will Sutton (Bears). With this 3-star DB commit Stanford climbs up one spot in the national recruiting rankings (to #9) and dethrones USC as the top class within the Pac-12. Stanford grabbed Ulloa from teams such as Notre Dame and Vanderbilt.

Ulloa spoke to Rivals Adam Gorney about his commitment saying:

"My family and I felt like it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Notre Dame and Vanderbilt were prestigious schools but I'm on the West Coast and I feel this is the best fit for me both academically and football-wise."

Ulloa is listed at a corner back according to 247sports but all throughout his junior year he played safety. He almost exclusively played lined up behind the corners and I can see why he is playing more of a safety role. He is a little bit slow to be a corner; he runs a 4.53 40-yard dash and most corner are in the sub 4.5 range. Where Ulloa lacks in speed he has in size. Ulloa is a tall defensive back standing at 6"0. His size and length is a great asset to have.

The biggest strength of Ulloa game is his sure fire tackling. Ulloa wraps up like how a profession would. He has great tackling form by lowering his shoulder first, and not his head, and then he drives his body while wrapping with his arms. He specializes in tackling in space, which is one of the hardest aspects of football. His ability to be the last form of defense is special and will come in handy at the next level. His ability to stop the run is not the only thing he does well. Ulloa can play center field pretty well. He has great positioning and can read the quarterbacks progression like a book. He should work on his hands, but if he had great hands he would be playing wide receiver.

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