The Early Signing Day period is when the majority of student-athletes committed and signed their National Letter of Intent a year ago, but for the Stanford Cardinal, it lacked importance. This season, however, it’s expected that quite a bit more players are going to wait until February to sign their letters of intent due to the problems that arose this offseason during the global pandemic that didn’t allow them the ‘normal’ recruiting path.
Without official in-person visits and trips to games and on campuses, schools like Stanford have arguably a leg up on the competition. Without early enrollees on a normal class, the Cardinal are fine with waiting until the ‘late’ signing day period in February to fill their class. And with some top targets waiting until January or February to announce their commitments, the Early Signing Day that is this Wednesday may come and go without too many big pieces of news.
For Stanford, though, here are their top remaining targets and if we can expect anything from them this Wednesday on Early Signing Day.
CB Ceyair Wright
Wright is expected to announce his commitment on January 2, 2021. Though he is considered a heavy USC lean, other schools are in play. Stanford, unfortunately, is not really one of them unless something else changes.
LB Ese Dubre
Dubre only has the Cardinal as his ‘warm’ choice according to 247Sports and there is no prediction or timeframe of when he’ll commit. He’s the 30th-ranked inside linebacker prospect from this class and hails from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia.
RB Camar Wheaton
From Garland, Texas, Wheaton is announcing his commitment on December 23, 2020. He’s considered a heavy favorite to Oklahoma but crazier things have happened. Apparently, though, it’s only between Alabama and Oklahoma for the No. 2 running back in the class’ services.
RB LJ Johnson
A little bit wide open for the third-ranked running back. From Cypress, Texas, Johnson is considering Texas, Texas A&M or a couple others for his services. He doesn’t have a commitment date set but it’s expected that in-state schools are the heavy favorites.
G Drew Kendall
The state of Massachusetts No. 1 player for this circuit, it would be tough for Stanford to pull him from the likes of Boston College and all the experts seem to agree with 8-of-10 predictions sending him to the Eagles. Still, Stanford remains in his top two and we’ll be on the lookout for this one as the weeks go by for the country’s No. 8th-ranked guard.
T Austin Uke
A top tackle in the country, it is believed that Uke will stay in-state and commit to SMU when it comes time for that but he also has a slew of other schools who have offered him and remain in his top schools. He’s an undecided prospect who is certainly worth watching.
G Bryce Foster
The nation’s fourth-ranked guard prospect is said to be considering Oklahoma and Texas A&M for his services, and the predictions are rather split down the middle. He’s scheduled his commitment for December 18, 2020 but the Sooners and Aggies appear to be heavily in the lead.
S Josh Moore
We all know what’s happened with Moore at this point. After committing to Stanford this summer, he decommitted from the Cardinal in October, committed to USC the same day and then decommitted earlier this month. He clearly has some thinking to do but it appears that Stanford could be back in the lead for the safety from Georgia’s services. UCLA owns one prediction, but at this rate, it’s hard to see that being anything more than a guess.