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Stanford Is The Program Recruits Are Most-Likely To Commit To If Offered

The Cardinal usually get their man.

The Tampa Bay Times has published a recruiting analysis that attempts to answer the following question.

If a hypothetical recruit has offers from every school in the country, where (statistically) is he most likely to land?

Their answer: Stanford.

Here's why:

Fortunately, 247Sports keeps track of almost every offer and commitment to help come up with an answer (at least for the 2016 recruiting class).


The Cardinal offered only 83 prospects in that class, according to 247Sports. Of those 83, 25 signed with Stanford. That figure (30.1 percent) is by far the highest among Power Five programs.

Stanford's 2017 class is currently ranked the No. 16 class in the country according to 247Sports. The Cardinal have 12 commitments, including three from top 15 prospects.

Here's the Tampa Bay Times top 10 list to its original question:

Stanford 30.1%
Texas 22.8%
Oklahoma State 18.8%
Utah 17.4%
Kansas State 17.4%
Northwestern 17.2%
TCU 15.8%
USC 15.7%
Baylor 15.6%
Texas Tech 15.6%

You can view their full analysis here.