Five-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell committed to Stanford, giving the Cardinal nine total pledges in the 2017 recruiting class.
The recruitment for the nation’s No. 2 overall player has finally come to a close.
On Saturday, at the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, 5-star prospect Foster Sarell committed to Stanford. The Cardinal now has nine total commits in the 2017 recruiting class and moved up from No. 39 to No. 29 in the recruiting class rankings.
Sarell, who’s ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country, chose Stanford over Washington while holding additional offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oregon and others. However, his five official visits went to Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, USC and Washington.
At 6-foot-6, 300 lbs., Sarell has a background as a basketball player, and you can see it with his athleticism on the football field. He climbs to the second level and gets his hands up under the defender’s pads quickly to create running lanes. While he is a nasty run blocker, Sarell’s ceiling can be seen when pass blocking. He kicks and slides smoothly to wash speed rushers down the pocket, and he possesses the strength to hold his ground and anchor against bull rushers.
Sarell projects as a left tackle but is versatile enough to slide down the offensive line and make a big impact. He’s talented enough to start from Day 1 at the next level.
The future of the Cardinal offense now looks as bright as ever, as it adds Sarell to a core consisting of 5-star recruit Walker Little, the nation’s No. 2 offensive tackle, and 5-star prospect Davis Mills, the country’s No. 1 quarterback.
Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.