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Stanford picks up O-line commit

One of the top offensive linemen in the Southeast has committed to Stanford, according to ESPN Recruiting's Greg Biggins, as Graham Shuler (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) has given a pledge to the Cardinal.

"I'm actually here right now and this is the perfect place for me," Shuler told Biggins. "My plan was to commit before school started so I could focus on my senior year, and nothing compares to Stanford. I didn't necessarily plan to commit on the visit, but I saw all I needed to see here.

"Stanford has an unmatched atmosphere and I'll have a chance to play very competitive football and get a world-class education at the same time. I love the coaches and I can tell they really care about you as more than just a football player. I'll have extraordinary teammates as well and this is just the perfect fit for me so I didn't see any need to put my decision off any longer."

Shuler chose the Stanford over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Purdue, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

Stanford now has five commitments.