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Scouts: Stanford reloads up front

Stanford, whose top 25 class is being built with prospects from all over the country, added a commitment from a four-star offensive lineman out of Minnesota Wednesday.

Nick Davidson (Eden Prairie, Minn.), the No. 3 rated player in the state, is an offensive tackle with good size and athleticism. A strong pass blocker he can set quickly, bend and slide his feet and is very good with his hands. He also possesses the tools be a very productive run blocker. He needs to work to keep his pads down, but the big man flashes good initial quickness and leg drive to be able to get into defenders and create running lanes and also displays some nastiness as a blocker.

Strong offensive line play has been one of the keys to Stanford’s success in recent years. While Davidson needs to still add some good mass and polish technique he is a good prospect who looks to be a nice fit for Stanford and their offensive line.