Any discussion of 2014 recruits comes with the understanding that even those players who have committed to the Cardinal could change their minds or fail to gain admission to the University. Nothing is official until national signing day on February 5, 2014, so recruiting news should be read through that filter. It's an inexact science, but it's simply too much fun to ignore.
GoogleMaps tells me that it's only 111 miles from Joey Alfieri's hometown to Eugene, so it would've made perfect sense for him stay close to home and play for the Oregon Ducks, but the four-star linebacker chose instead to travel another 550 miles down I-5 to Palo Alto. (Oregon fans might be a bit upset about this, but it could be that his family history simply wouldn't allow it; Alfieri's father attended Oregon State.)