March 19, 2013

Ohio lineman pleasantly surprised by offer

Prior to receiving an offer from Stanford last week, Ohio offensive lineman Alex Dalton wasn't being recruited by the Cardinal. Sure, Stanford requested a transcript and sent a few generic emails, but Dalton hadn't so much as even had a phone conversation with one of the Cardinal coaches.

"Personally I had never talked to Stanford. I hadn't heard anything from them until about two days ago. The first thing I ever heard anything from them verbally. I hadn't even received any letters from them at all. I got a couple of emails maybe or something like that. They had sent in for my transcript. I heard from guidance counselors from that viewpoint, but before that I had never heard anything.

So you can imagine Dalton's surprise upon receiving the Cardinal offer.

"The offer was kind of blind to be honest," Dalton said. "I had no idea."

That's not to say Dalton wasn't excited, however.

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