Dontonio Jordan: When I went on my visit there on May 14th, it kind of settled it because I had an idea that I wanted to go there because of the education opportunities and everything that they offer on the campus lifestyle and everything, but when I got there and actually spent some time with the coaches, spent some time with the players in the dorm and hung out, I felt like it was a home away from home and like that's where I belonged. My family and the coaches, they gelled really well, they loved each other. That's what I was looking for in a college.
TB: I did read before you made your visit out to Stanford that you also liked Kansas a lot. Was there one specific factor about Stanford that pushed them over the top, or was it just the general combination of what Stanford has to offer?
DJ: I'd say, if I wouldn't have gone out there to visit then I never would have known the coaches and stuff. Going on that visit, the coaches in general is what really pushed them over the top.
TB: With the early playing time, I know that's been important to you, did you guys go over the wide receiver depth chart, player by player, to get a better picture of it on your visit?
DJ: Yes sir. We got there, we had a meeting with Coach Shaw, [Offensive Intern Aaron] Morehead, and Coach Sanford and my parents and my sister, we were all in there. They showed me a highlight tape that they said I would kind of be replacing, because they said I played like him a lot, Doug Baldwin. So they said they really needed a guy that could run after the catch and could run sure routes and block. They said I'd be the perfect fit. They said they really wish I was a 2011 recruit and it would work out perfect, but they can't wait until I get there, and I also can't wait until I get there.
TB: We saw the video of you calling Coach Shaw to commit to Stanford, but can you talk a little bit more about the commitment conversation?
DJ: I called, and I was just like, "Coach, I'm in. I'm coming." He was like, "Good, that's good man!" I could kind of visualize him, he said he stood up and said, "Hey, Don's in, Don's in!" I heard the coaches in the background all kind of cheering. He said, "We're ready to get you in here, I wish we could have you this year, actually. Now you and that guy who's committed also, Aziz [Shittu], you guys are going to be our best recruiters. Get us a quarterback, get us a DB, get us an o-lineman." As we speak, I'm recruiting people, me and Aziz. We're trying to get everybody to come to Stanford.
TB: To this point, have you been in touch with Aziz and Stanford's other 2012 commits, defensive back Alex Carter and linebacker Noor Davis?
DJ: I've been in touch with Alex Carter and Aziz and that's pretty much it. I'm kind of getting acquainted with Wayne Lyons, I'm adding all them on Facebook so I can talk to them. Barry Browning, he's already there, he's about to be a sophomore for Stanford, he and Cole Underwood, when they saw I committed, they said, "Congrats man, we're going to see you when you get here, we can't wait until you get here." It feels like it's family now.
TB: Nice to have a few fellow Texans on the team?
DJ: Yeah, I stayed with them when we went on the visit.
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