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Stanford pulls off impressive recruiting feat
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Stanford pulls off impressive recruiting feat

Published May. 21, 2015 4:07 p.m. ET

Stanford's 2015 recruiting class was already impressive enough. It ranked at the No. 27 class in the nation in 2015 and included some of the finest players from around the country. 

However, there's something that is a bit more impressive about this recruiting class. ESPN's Erik McKinney explains:

"But the most impressive thing about the effort head coach David Shaw and his staff turned in with the 2015 class is that at the end of the cycle, all 22 recruits went through the Stanford admissions process and were admitted to the school. Every one of that group of 22 signed with Stanford.

Signing 100 percent of the recruits in your available pool is virtually unheard of in college football recruiting, but Stanford has turned into an overwhelming favorite for any recruit who makes it through its difficult admissions gauntlet."


Mike Eubanks, Stanford's Associate Athletics Director and Director of Recruiting and Football Relations, has this to say of the accomplishment, via McKinney:

"We will not always bat one thousand," Eubanks said. "But we are going to hit a much higher percentage than I can imagine any other program in college football because they don't have part of their process built in that already selects who should get to the end of the game. It is a very self-selecting process."

David Shaw and his coaching staff have proven to be some of the most successful recruiters in the entire country. What they've built at Stanford, with the help of former coach Jim Harbaugh, is truly spectacular.

(h/t ESPN)

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