Late Blaise Raises the Count

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Don't look now, but Stanford is stacking up nicely in the defensive backfield, where they historically have a difficult time recruiting. The latest addition came Tuesday night when <b>Blaise Johnson</b> received the news that he had been accepted to Stanford. With just hours to go until he was to sign a Letter of Intent, the Arizona athlete realized his dream.

It didn't come quite down to the last frayed wire like we saw two years ago with Mark Bradford and Michael Okwo, who were admitted by Stanford on Signing Day.  But it was pretty close for Blaise Johnson on the eve of Signing Day Tuesday night.  He got the word at 6 PM Mountain time from the Cardinal that he had just cleared admissions and was offered a scholarship to Stanford, which he...