January 13, 2007

Stanford steals one from Eagles

Jim Harbaugh and his staff are hosting a slew of top players this weekend and they can count from across the country already committed. Roslindale (Mass.) Belmont Hill School wide receiver Corey Gatewood decided to de-commit from the Boston College Eagles and become a Stanford Cardinal.

"I committed earlier in the week," said the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder who was BC's first commitment for the 2006 class. "It was just a better feel for me after Tom O'Brien and the staff left. I had always been interested in Stanford, I know they offer me even a better education and my family is moving out west, probably to Arizona, so it's a good fit overall."

BC wanted Gatewood to get to meet the new coaching staff this weekend before making a final decision, but he decided against it.

"I've made up my mind," he said. "Stanford is a great place, I loved it when I'd been out in that area before and the coaches seem nice. Boston College is a great place, but things are much different for me than back when I committed."

So how will this effect his teammate and current BC commitment Dan Williams?

"I'm not sure," Gatewood said. "He was less sure than me when the coaching change happened but I don't know what he's going to do."

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