PG's Brandon Fanaika chooses Stanford
Published: December 30, 2011 12:10AM
Updated: December 30, 2011 12:10AM

The state's No. 1 football recruit is leaving Utah.

Pleasant Grove offensive lineman Brandon Fanaika committed to Stanford Wednesday night during the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

Fanaika had about a dozen offers from major programs, including each of the three in-state programs. Rivals rated Fanaika the state's top prospect. While Davis defensive end Troy Hinds (BYU) and Lone Peak quarterback Chase Hansen (Utah) garnered the most in-state attention, Fanaika quietly was becoming a highly sought commodity.

Fanaika was recruited to Stanford by Cardinal assistant Lance Anderson, a former Utah State coach.

— Bill Oram