- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
In one of the least surprising developments of the 2014 recruiting cycle, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Nifae Lealao (Sacramento, Calif./Capital Christian) announced his commitment to Stanford on Friday afternoon.
Lealao made the announcement on the Tom Lemming Report on CBS Sports Network.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound tackle had a dominant showing at Stanford's summer camp before his junior year and quickly became a top target of the Cardinal. In turn, Stanford jumped to the top of Lealao's list and that position appeared set in stone for much of the past year. On Friday, the talented lineman made public what most anticipated happening.
But the fact that this commitment was expected doesn't make it any less important.