A look at what's happened over the past week in the world of Stanford recruiting.
Quarterback Patton Robinette (Maryville, Tenn.) is starting to look West -- specifically Palo Alto, says ESPN.com's Dave Hooker, who reports Robinette recently took an unofficial visit. But at this point, it doesn't look like the Cardinal will reciprocate.
Robinette said an official visit back to Stanford has been discussed, but no firm plans are in place. Stanford declined to offer Robinette a scholarship over the weekend, but that is still a possibility.
Looks like running back Barry Sanders (Oklahoma City, Okla.) will make his decision in January, reports ESPN.com's Damon Sayles. Sanders has narrowed his choices down to Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma State and Stanford.
More on Sanders -- who enjoyed his recent trip to Alabama.
The Cardinal are still in the running for defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson (McDonough, Ga.) -- though it looks like he's probably leaning more toward Georgia Tech, Alabama or Indiana, reports ESPN.com's Jaime Newberg.
A few notable players were expected to show up for the Stanford-USC game.
Stanford and USC aren't going head-to-head on too many prospects this year with one notable exception, San Clemente (Calif.) High School offensive lineman Kyle Murphy. Oregon, Cal and Florida are also in the hunt, but this one seems destined to come down to the Trojans and Cardinal in the end.
Additional notes on players already committed to Stanford.
Defensive end Luke Kaumatule (Punahou, Hawaii) remains committed to Stanford, though he's going to visit UCLA with some teammates, reports Biggins.
Wide receiver/defensive back Kodi Whitfield told Thebootleg.com that he's planning to visit Stanford for the Oregon and Notre Dame games.
Blake Martinez (Canyon Del Oro, Ariz.) rushed for 163 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-21 win against Marana. He also logged an interception a sack and several tackles for a loss.
Safety Drew Madhu (Plant, Fla.) missed a second straight game after suffering a concussion against Brandon on Oct. 14.