It has been mostly quiet since National Signing Day for Stanford recruiting. The reason is, Stanford is very selective in who they choose to offer. Most of the recruiting news, right now, is just who is offering who. This article will recap what has been going on in the Stanford recruiting cycle since the epic 2016 recruiting class signed.
Davis Mills: As my last article articulated, Stanford had their top quarterback recruit commit in Davis Mills. One day after Mills commitment, Alabama came knocking and offered him a scholarship. Mills had visited Tuscaloosa just a week before and the quarterback-less Tide is going after the Greater Atlanta Catholic product. Jake Fromm was originally committed to Alabama but had a change of heart and decided to commit to Georgia. So now Alabama is reportedly going after Tua Tangalova, Jake Bentley, Mills, and Bailey Hockman. I don't see Alabama as a potential threat because Mills has said Stanford's academics is a big reason he committed, but it is something to keep an eye on.
Tyrell Shavers: Stanford recently offered Shavers who is a 3-star WR from Lewisville, TX. Stanford was phenomenal, recruiting wise, in Texas last year so hopefully they can carry over that momentum to the 2017 year. Shavers only has 16 offers but the notable ones are from Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, and Arkansas.
Tyshon Fogg: The other offer Stanford has handed out goes out to Tyshon Fogg. He is a 4-star OLB from Calvert Hall (MD). Fogg is the 5th ranked recruit in Maryland and is nationally the 17th best OLB in the country. Calvert Hall is the rival of the Gilman Academy where 2016 commits Devery Hamilton and Dorian Maddux attend. Fogg has 29 other offers and the biggest names are Maryland, Ole Miss, Michigan State, and Cal.
Sione Heimuli-Lund: The Stanford running back commit has been gaining more and more attention as the weeks go by. The past three schools to offer have been UCLA, LSU, and UVA. There have also been reports of Michigan going hard after Heimuli, but hopefully Stanford can keep him committed for another eight months.
DeeJay Dallas: Dallas released his top 15 schools with the intent of slimming it down in the summer. Stanford is the eighth college on the non-ordered list. Dallas is an athlete from Georgia where he plays football for the Glynn Academy. The 4-star ATH also has UCLA, Arizona, Cal in the top 15, and now Dallas was just recently offered by Oregon.
Jonathon MacCollister: About two weeks ago, MacCollister posted his top six schools and once again Stanford was apart of it. In the statement before the list, MacCollister said he wanted to play tight-end in college. Quickly after he posted it, he retracted his statement and then posted a tweet saying he would play "...any position my future college wants me to play." The other position MacCollister could play is defensive end. As of right now I would still assume Stanford is within MacCollister's top six schools.
This has been the entire offseason in a nutshell. Some other recruits to keep in mind are about targets Jaelan Phillips and Brett Neilon. Phillips has been a monster in the camp circuit receiving MVPs at the Rivals Camp. He also has been invited to The Opening Finals in Oregon. Neilon is a 4-star OC from Santa Margarita High School (CA). This is the same high school as K.J. Costello. Neilon hasn't been offered by Stanford yet, but be on the lookout for that offer. The Rule of Tree staff will keep everyone posted in anything Stanford related. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and check in regularly.