May 22, 2011
Stanford reflects on Nike performance
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One of the most highly regarded prospects in attendance at the Ohio State NIKE Camp on Saturday was Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft wide receiver Dwayne Stanford. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect is among the top remaining recruiting targets on Ohio State's board.
"Today I think I did real well," explained Stanford. "It was nice to get up there and go against some of the top DB's in this area and perform pretty good. It was definitely the best group of DB's that I've went up against so far."
One area where Stanford impressed was in the agility drills. Often times, taller receivers have a bit of trouble with agility drills and drills that require quick change of direction, mainly because of their long strides. That didn't appear to be an issue for Stanford on Saturday who looked smooth and quick in the position drills.
"I thought I did real good going through the drills," he said. "I had my footwork down pretty good and I've been working on that pretty frequently so I didn't look like a big receiver today."
On the recruiting front, Stanford holds more than twenty offers from many of the nation's top programs. Once school is out in a couple of weeks, he's hoping that he can start narrowing things down. As it stands right now, things are wide open.
"I'm looking at all of the schools that have offered me right now," he said. "I don't want to turn anybody down at this time. In June, I'm going to hit the road and get out to some of these different schools."
One school that Stanford will likely be making a pit stop at is Ohio State. Despite being to Columbus multiple times already, the big receiver is hoping to make yet another trip over the summer.
"I'll probably be back up here in June or July," he explained. "It's only about two hours up the road so I can really come up here just about any day that I want. It will be really easy for me to come back up here, I can even come up on my own if I need to."
Stanford returned to the Ohio State campus shortly after the NIKE Camp on Saturday evening to speak with the coaching staff and get an idea of where things stand.
"They're still up there (on his list)," Stanford said. "Especially after today and visiting with the coaches, they're definitely still up there. They just told me that they want me there and they feel that I could be a great help to them."
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