Stanford's recruiting class presently ranks 15th in nation

Stanford signed 22 on Wednesday in a nationally ranked class that features athletes from 12 states: California (4), Texas (4), Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Colorado (2), Georgia (2) along with Indiana, Utah, New Jersey, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia -- lending to Stanford's national appeal.

Stanford did take a hit when linebacker Jordan Zumwalt signed with UCLA, but the Cardinal did previously steal the Bruins only committed quarterback, Brett Nottingham, so call things even.

ESPNU ranks the class at 15th in the nation.