At a pivotal time in college recruiting, Stanford suffered a devastating blow. RB Beau Bisharat tweeted Monday afternoon that he will be reopening his recruiting. Bisharat just came off of an official visit to Stanford in Stanford's huge recruiting weekend. This weekend, Stanford hosted almost the entire 2016 recruiting class, including Bisharat and three other uncommitted recruits. A source close to the team said, "We all definitely enjoyed the visit". Well maybe not all of them.
I have decided to decommit from Stanford University and am excited to re-open my recruitment.— Beau Bisharat (@BBisharat) January 18, 2016
Bisharat originally committed to Stanford on May 30th less than a week after he received the offer from running backs coach, Lance Taylor. Bisharat had (and still has) offers from Oregon, Arizona, and Arizona State. Oregon was the popular landing place for him before he committed to Stanford. The reason being, Bisharat's dad played for Oregon back in the late 70s and early 80s.
But Bisharat showed some concern about Oregon. In an interview with Rivals, Andy Drukarev Bisharat stated, he doesn't "...really fit into offensively as a running back [at Oregon]". There were reports when he committed to Stanford that Oregon "...wanted [Bisharat] to play defense".
In some recent developments, Bisharat has told 247sports Oregon insider that he has just received a schoalrship from West Virginia. According to Justin Hopkins, the insider, there is definitely "tons of immediate interest". Look to see if Bisharat will go visit WVU over the next few weekends.
Bisharat decommitting gives Stanford only 18 commits and there are two other running backs left. Bisharat's decision could have been made because of the sheer depth at running back position, plus the backfield will be even more crowded because of the guys coming off of red-shirt seasons.
Bisharat's decommitment is the third in the last two weeks for Stanford.