Four-star quarterback prospect Elijah Brown announced Sunday that he has verbally committed to Stanford.
Brown, who attends powerful Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif., is the third-rated quarterback in the 2024 class, according to 247sports.
“I am so thankful for the opportunities football has given me and for this recruiting process,” Brown said on Twitter. “Thank you to all my family, friends, and coaches. I am excited to announce I have committed to Stanford University!”
Brown chose Stanford over UCLA. He also strongly considered Southern California, Alabama, Arizona State and Arizona.
The Cardinal have a new coach in former Cal starting quarterback Troy Taylor.
Mater Dei won the 2021 national title during Brown’s previous three seasons. He passed for 2,785 yards, 31 touchdowns and four interceptions in 13 games as a junior last season. He also threw 30 touchdown passes as a sophomore.
Part of Mater Dei’s legacy is producing three Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks: Notre Dame’s John Huarte (1964), USC’s Matt Leinart (2004) and Alabama’s Bryce Young (2021).
–Field Level Media