Posted by Bryan Fischer
Stanford has had a national recruiting reach for some time so it's not too surprising to see the Cardinal reach into Ashburn (Va.) and pull a commitment out of quarterback Ryan Burns over the weekend.
"It's a great school academically. It's a great football program with a great coaching staff," Burns told Rivals. "Everything about Stanford is the perfect fit for me."
The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder held offers from Penn State, Tennessee and West Virginia among others. Expected to be one of the top signal-callers in the country, Burns was sold on Stanford after taking another unofficial visit to Palo Alto.
"This is my second trip out here and I fell in love with it the first time I was here last summer," he said. "This time really cemented it in my mind as the place for me."
Burns is the Cardinal's second class of 2013 commitment, joining fellow Virginian and linebacker Doug Randolph. The pair give Stanford, a school that has become a Pac-12 recruiting power, two top players on each side of the ball.
"(Burns) has impressed everyone at camps with his height, arm strength, and overall athletic ability," analyst Tom Lemming said. "Very accurate in short to intermediate passes, he reads defense and shows a coolness under pressure."