Top recruits eyeing Stanford

Can't wait until tomorrow's weekly recruiting roundup? This should tide you over.

With national signing day less than two months away, the folks at ESPN Recruiting Nation recently put together a list of the top prospects still trying to make their decisions. And Stanford is in the mix for several top players.

Here's a look at the players on Stanford's radar (updates courtesy of the ESPN Recruiting staff).

Andrus Peat, OT, Corona Del Sol. Tempe, Ariz.

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 16

  • Update: Peat's older brother plays at Nebraska, and that's a big factor in this recruitment. Stanford also is high on the list, and it likely will come down to these two, although USC has made up ground late.

Kyle Murphy, OT, San Clemente, Calif.

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 26

  • Update: The Cardinal led early for Murphy, but USC is right there as well. Those two schools are expected to fight it out until the end, but watch out for Cal. The Bears could be a dark horse.

Josh Garnett, OT, Puyallup, Wash.

  • ESPN 150 rank: 42

  • Update: Stanford has been the early front-runner for Garnett since the summer, but Michigan and Notre Dame have made up a lot of ground after he officially visited both schools recently.

Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE, Centersville Ohio.

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 50

  • Update: Shortly before his official visit to Northwestern, Odenigbo set a Jan. 7 decision date. Usually when a prospect announces a decision date, it means he likely knows where he is going or at least has a favorite. That doesn't appear to be the case with Odenigbo, however. In addition to Northwestern, Notre Dame and Stanford also received official visits from Odenigbo, and academics will play a vital role in his decision. It appears coaching changes at Ohio State and UCLA have had a negative effect on Odenigbo, so that could bode well for the other programs on his list.

Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 78

  • Update: For weeks, Sanders has had the same four schools on his list. Nothing has changed as we inch closer to the Christmas break. Sanders has visited all four schools, and he plans on making a decision during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7. Sanders, the son of the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, holds all four schools with the same weight.

Aziz Shittu, DT, Atwater, Calif.

  • ESPNU 150 Rank: NR

  • Update: Shittu committed early to Stanford but has yet to be academically cleared through admissions. He loved his visit and will check out USC in January. This one is too close to call.

Nick Davidson, OT, Eden Prairie, Minn.

  • ESPNU 150 rank: NR

  • Update: Unfortunately, Davidson broke his leg in November, so the recruiting picture is a little cloudy. Ohio State was going after Davidson hard but recently set its sights on a number of other tackles, including Jordan Diamond. Davidson moved to Minnesota from North Carolina earlier this year, so Clemson is in good position with Davidson. He's visited Stanford already, too. Davidson keeps everything pretty close to the vest and is in no hurry to make a decision, but his recruitment might take a few unexpected turns with his injury.