Stanford: Vocabulary Football Requirement
And then there is something unique Stanford coaches evaluate when meeting with a prospect, something that few would think predicts football success.
"Vocabulary," Shaw said.
"Yes, you look for vocabulary," he said. "Can this kid express himself in a way that befits a Stanford man?
"Does that correlate to football? I say, yes, absolutely. [We seek] a young man that has the confidence to stand up in front of you and express himself as opposed to what a lot of young kids do today – they don't give you eye contact, they kind of mumble when they talk to adults.
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