Wide out Kodi Whitfield (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) has been a long time commit to Stanford, choosing the Cardinal over UCLA. The Bruins never stopped recruiting the athlete, and he’ll take an official visit this weekend.
Whitfield, a three star prospect and rated the No. 72 player in the state played on both sides of the ball for the Cubs, catching 40 balls for 515 yards and seven touchdowns to go with 27 tackles and two picks at corner.
Whitfield took his official visit to Stanford last weekend.
“I loved it there, and Stanford is an amazing place,” Whitfield said. “I’ve been there before so I had a good comfort level already. It was fun to hang out with the other recruits and get to know them better. My dad [Bob Whitfield] went to Stanford, so I’ve been following them since I was little. I’m still a solid commit and excited about the opportunities Stanford provides.”
The receiver will still take a visit this weekend to UCLA in order to have something to compare the Cardinal with.
“UCLA was my No. 2 choice and it was a really tough decision,” Whitfield said. “Just like I followed Stanford growing up, I always liked UCLA, too. I like the new staff a lot, and I really like coach [Eric] Yarber. I’ve heard so many great things about him from people I respect. My dad went to Stanford but my mom loves UCLA, and I know a lot of players that are there. Ish (Ishmael Adams) is a good friend of mine, and he’s recruiting me like crazy.
“I’m looking forward to taking the visit and then I’ll take a week or so to compare and contrast these two schools. I’m not looking at anyone else. It’s just Stanford and UCLA. Both schools are strong in football and academically, so I’m going to play it out and see what happens.”