Devonte Christopher, the 6-foot, 175-pound three-star athlete from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev., has basically narrowed his choices to three schools - Stanford, Utah and Nebraska and says the Cardinal now lead slightly.
The Cardinal, Utes and Huskers lead big over UNLV, Arizona and Colorado and all six have offered. Christopher says he has over 10 total scholarship offers.
Christopher, ranked the No. 44 safety in the country by Scout.com, has already visited Stanford on Oct. 12, Nebraska on Sept. 14 and Colorado on Oct. 20. He says the Cardinal are recruiting him the hardest. "They call me all the time and just keep in contact the most," Christopher said. "Coach Jim Harbaugh said he'll come to my house for a visit on Wed (Dec. 5).
"Coach Harbaugh had a great first season at Stanford," he said. "They beat USC and California and are definitely improving. I think they'll be even better next year. They're probably the team that impressed me the most this season. Nobody really thought they'd do too well."
He says that UNLV coaches will be visiting him at home on Dec. 3.
The Utes are new to Christopher's favorites list and says they've been coming on strong recently. "They've been recruiting me really hard," he said. "They have a good history of success and they have some great players there. I think I'd be able to play early there too. I'd like to visit Utah officially, but now I'm playing basketball and I'm not sure I'll have time."
The big question mark for Christopher now is Nebraska. "They really disappointed me this year," he said. "I would have possibly already committed to Nebraska because I really liked them, but we'll still see what happens there. I talked with (tight end) coach Joe Rudolph and he says he'll be staying with the staff, but I don't know what else is going on there. I haven't really talked to coach Tom Osborne or (new head coach) Bo Pelini yet. I don't really know anything about coach Pelini besides that he coached at LSU.
"Right now Stanford is my top choice, but Utah and Nebraska are close and I want to take some time and see what happens at Nebraska and what they have to say."
He reports a 4.1 core GPA and a 1470 three-part SAT.