The Stanford Cardinal class of 2022 picked up its first commitment, and it was a big one. Though early, this commitment seems pretty rock solid as four-star tight end Sam Roush pledged his allegiance to Coach David Shaw and the Cardinal this week.
“Stanford was the goal when I began my football journey and has been the goal since. I can’t think of a better place to spend 4-5 years of my life. All glory to God, I would like to announce my commitment to Stanford University.”
All glory to God, I would like to announce my commitment to Stanford University!!! #CardClass22@CoachMTurner @maeubanks @CoachDavidShaw @Rivals @247fbrecruiting @BrandonHuffman @GMTMSports @adamgorney @AdamTafralis @CoachEAmoako @CoachAmoako @TrainDeliberate @VCHS_FB pic.twitter.com/YTbA5SmCkp— Sam Olsen Roush (@OlsenRoush) October 12, 2020
Hailing from Valley Christian School in San Jose, Roush is the nation’s fifth-best tight end for the class of 2022, according to 247Sports.
Roush is the 14th-ranked prospect in the state of California and the 184th-ranked prospect overall. He’s 6’5, 225 as a junior and had at least 17 total scholarship offers.
Roush’s dad, Luke, was a defensive back for the Duke Blue Devils.
Brandon Huffman, 247Sports National Recruiting Editor, had this to say about Roush:
Excellent ball skills, ability to adjust to throws and uses his length to create separation. Plays in run-based offense so is a plus in-line blocker but flourishes in the rare passing situations. Strong hands with ability to snag passes out of the air. Needs to continue to add strength to get off jams and redirection. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and projects as third day pick.
Huffman also compared him to current Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee.
Stanford beat out Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Nebraska, North Carolina and Duke as some of the many Power-5 schools who had offered him a scholarship.
Roush and Valley Christian will be in action this spring when the CIF allows for competitions to begin for football.
Congratulations, Sam! Welcome to The Farm!