It will take a bit for Stanford to realize the benefits of it, but the Cardinal landed a fairly significant Herbie Hancock Wednesday morning.
Entering National Signing Day, Tanner McKee was the highest-rated unsigned recruit at the quarterback position. The California high schooler was rated as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 46 prospect overall.
While Alabama, BYU, Texas, Texas A&M and Washington were viewed as potential landing spots, Stanford was viewed as the overwhelming favorite to land the signal-caller. In the end, McKee did the expected and projected, confirming that he will, eventually, head down to The Farm.
As has previously been reported, McKee will serve a two-year LDS mission before enrolling in college. That means he won’t be available to the Cardinal until the 2020 season — provided he doesn’t change his mind in the interim and moves on to another program, of course.