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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; Y! SPORTS 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. Vocabulary? "Yes, you look for vocabulary," he said. "Can this kid express himself ...

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Stanford: Vocabulary Football Requirement

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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.

Vocabulary?

"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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