Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Washington
For most of the past year Foster Sarell was regarded as perhaps the most coveted prospect in all of the 2017 recruiting class, and it was common knowledge that he'd eventually choose between Stanford and Washington. When he finally announced at the U.S. Army All-American game that he was headed to Stanford, it seemed like the right decision (where else would a lineman want to play?) but it surely stung the Husky faithful, and he wouldn't be the last recruit to choose Stanford over Washington. When paired with Walker Little, Sarell gives the Cardinal two of the three top lineman in the class of 2017 and a foundation to build on for the next three to five years.
Unlike most incoming offensive linemen, Sarell is big enough, strong enough, and athletic enough to make a significant impact as a true freshman. He'll probably be in the field in some capacity this fall, either as the ogre in short yardage situations, or even as a starter or primary backup in base packages. However things shake out this season, you can be certain that Sarell will be a fixture in the Stanford offensive line by the fall of 2018. Once he cracks the starting lineup, he could immediately contend for all-conference honors, and it won't be long after that before he's headed to the NFL, perhaps picking up a Morris Trophy along the way. Yes, he's going to be that good.