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Stanford lands 3-star defensive end

Peach State native, Tobe Umerah, committed to the Cardinal Tuesday night.

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Stanford Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanford Cardinal went to the Peach State and got a commitment out of Stratford Academy’s (Macon, GA) 3-star defensive end, Tobe Umerah.

Umerah ranks as the nations No. 31 weak-side defensive end according to 247Sports. Looking at Umerah’s film, he is a great pick-up for the Cardinal.

He stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 240 pounds. While Umerah is listed as a defensive end by the majority of recruiting databases, he has the ability to play tackle. In his Hudl video, he shows that he possesses a powerful bull rush. Not only has Umerah proven he can effectively bull rush at the tackle position, but he has also shown that he possesses an efficient swim move at the end spot.

Umerah is all about power. He explodes off the line, is able to shed blocks and get to backfield quickly.

The new Stanford commit also held offers from multiple ACC, Big Ten and SEC schools. The Cardinal were the only Pac-12 team to offer Umerah.

As a junior, Umerah had 86 tackles including 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks and eight more quarterback hurries.

Umerah’s physicality and natural ability should make Stanford head coach David Shaw and company excited for what he could become in college. If he continues to improve on his current skill sets, he could blossom into a special defensive lineman for Stanford in the next couple years.