4-Star ATH Connor Wedington Commits To Stanford Cardinal

    Four-star athlete Connor Wedington committed to the Stanford Cardinal, as David Shaw was able to lure the nation's No. 77 overall player to Palo Alto.

    January 30, 2017

    Four-star athlete Connor Wedington committed to the Stanford Cardinal, as David Shaw was able to lure the nation’s No. 77 overall player to Palo Alto. 


    Year after year, David Shaw and his staff continue to find elite talent and lure them to Stanford. The Cardinal’s most recent acquisition comes out of Sumner, Washington.

    Four-star prospect Connor Wedington committed to Stanford on the Monday prior to National Signing Day. The Cardinal beat out Baylor, Notre Dame, UCLA and Washington for his pledge. Although, Wedington held additional offers from Arizona, Cal, Michigan State, Oregon, Utah and Washington State, among others.

    At 6-foot-1, 193 lbs Wedington has the capability to play either running back or cornerback at the next level. But many believe he’ll end up in the backfield.

    Regardless, he accelerates quickly and doesn’t need many steps to hit his top speed. It doesn’t matter if he’s in the open field or running between the tackles, he can make you miss and hit the jets to get up field.

    His vision is underrated — both as a halfback and as a kick returner. Wedington sees lanes open up, and can find a way to squeeze through them with a quick burst. That’s where he shows his balance, as he does a great job of keeping his feet after taking the initial contact.

    While Wedington would be a prized jewel in many classes, he’s one of a few blue-chip recruits to pick Stanford. The Cardinal are welcoming in the top-two offensive tackles in the country: Foster Sarell and Walker Little. Plus, 5-star quarterback Davis Mills will look to step in and compete with K.J. Costello under center.

    Shaw continues to reload his high-powered offense.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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