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Cardinal Strike Gold With 2011 Quarterback
San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine quarterback Evan Crower (6-4, 190), knew an official offer from Stanford was coming on September 1st. The elite 2011 passer had shined at the Jim Harbaugh Quarterback Academy during the summer and the Stanford coaching staff hinted that an offer would be coming the first day juniors could receive official offers. So Crower had some time to think about it. And while letters of interest came in from Tennessee and UCLA on Tuesday, the official letter from Stanford was the only one Crower needed to see. "I went to a quarterback camp up there and they said they were going to offer me," said Crower. Tuesday night, Crower made his decision and committed to the Cardinal. "I wanted to commit somewhere early so my senior year, I didn't have to worry about it," said Crower. "So I went ahead and committed to Stanford. I just felt comfortable around the school, loved the facilities and the coaches. Seeing how much time they put into the letter, it was good." Crower camped at all the four in-state Pac-10 schools this spring and summer, but the Cardinal were his top choice all along. "I went to the Rising Stars Camp at SC, went up to Cal and UCLA but Stanford was my main choice," said Crower. "I have family that lives in Palo Alto too so that's nice." With a year and a half until he can sign a letter-of-intent, Crower knows he can't rest on his laurels. "I still have to perform, but knowing where I'm going, and everything is set, is good and will make things easier," said Crower. "It definitely helped a lot getting it out of the way." Crower said the complete package that Stanford offered made it too difficult to pass up. "You can't look much better than what Stanford has to offer," said Crower. Academically, Crower has a 3.2 GPA and has set up a couple of AP classes for this year. He'll take the SAT in the spring. As a 2008 sophomore, Crower was the lone quarterback selected to GoldenStatePreps.com's All-California SuperSoph and is one of two Cardinal commits on that team, along with Sunnyvale (Calif.) The Kings Academy's Amir Carlisle. He threw for 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and 2,905 yards. St. Augustine opens their season on Thursday against Carlsbad.
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