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Inside Johnny Caspers' commitment

In the current day of the accelerated recruiting cycle, Johnny Caspers' relationship with Stanford got off to a late start. Although he sent out his junior-year tape to a number of schools in the spring of 2011, including Stanford, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound interior lineman didn't catch the Cardinal's eye until his high school team played on ESPN early in the season.

"I sent my tape out there after my junior year," Johnny Caspers said. "I think it was by the spring of my junior year. Initially I got on a mailing list, then Coach Crook came out to see me. After the Wheaton South game, which was broadcast on ESPN, they were watching that, their interest increased, and I went out for an official visit." Casper, who took his official visit to The Farm in October...