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ESPNU 100 PF picks Stanford

10/12/2011

Multiple sources are reporting that ESPNU 100 power forward Grant Verhoeven verbally pledged to Stanford on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8 California native chose the Cardinal over California, St. Mary's and Fresno State.

"The Cardinal landed a good one in the ultra-competitive Verhoeven," said ESPN.com's Joel Francisco. "He's raw, but he'll bring a blue-collar mentality to (head coach) Johnny Dawkins' frontcourt.

"Grant is a relentless rebounder who attacks the rim with a vengeance. Bottom line is he's a winner."

He is the second recruit for Dawkins and his staff, joining shooting guard Christian Sanders (Houston).