Posted by Bryan Fischer
Stanford is one of the few schools who truly recruits nationally and they proved it once again by getting a commitment out of Ashburn (Va.) defensive back Alex Carter Saturday afternoon.
"I was at Stanford today on campus watching practice and told them I wanted to commit," he told Rivals. "They were pretty excited. At the end of practice, they pulled all the guys around and made an announcement. Everyone was happy for my decision and it felt pretty good."
The trip out West was actually Carter's third visit to see the Cardinal in person. Being on campus and seeing Palo Alto again only served to reinforce his decision to commit this weekend.
"I've been pretty heavy on Stanford for awhile. I knew before that I wanted to come here and there is no point in dragging out the process, why not end it now," Carter said. "I couldn't find a better school than what Stanford had, athletically, academically and the beautiful weather."
The talented cornerback had been recruited by Stanford for some time and in the end, the recent coaching change did not have much of an affect Carter's recruitment.
"Their coaching staff is still for the most part the same," he said. "Coach (David) Shaw is a bit different from Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, but I love Coach Shaw. I'm happy with him, it's great."
Carter is the second commitment for Stanford in the class of 2012.