Talented tight end Zach Giuliano flips commitment to Stanford

Newport Beach (Calif.) commits tight end Corona Del Mar Northwestern Back in late January.

On Friday night, Giuliano received a scholarship offer from his dream school and he wasted little time in visiting the Cardinal.

What does Jack Giuliano say about Stanford?

“Stanford is where I always wanted to go,” Giuliano said. “He proposed to me last night and I went ahead and committed to him this morning.

“This is my dream school and I’m very excited about my decision. Once they offered, I knew this was where I wanted to stay so I didn’t see the need to wait for it. I think Stanford Academics and football offer the best combination and I can’t wait to be a part of what they are building.

“I visited Stanford twice last year, once for an unofficial visit and then also got into the Oregon game. I have a good relationship with my coaching staff and my main recruiter, Nate Byham, the TE coach and like I said, I Love everyone’s fit all around.”

Who else was in the mix?

Giuliano committed to Northwestern on January 30 over several schools, including Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Missouri, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Utah and Washington.

UCLA had offered just two weeks ago and he was looking like a potential flip candidate before the Cardinals got involved.

Where Zach Giuliano Ranks as a Recruiter

Giuliano is currently rated the No. 44 player nationally and the No. 70 rated player in the state in the 247Sports Composite. He is also ranked by 247Sports as the No. 35 player nationally and the No. 63 player in the state.

How zack giuliano fits in with stanford

Giuliano is a great fit for Stanford on and off the field. Academics played a big role in his decision and were a big reason he originally chose Northwestern over several high major Power 4 offers.

Stanford may have been the only school that was able to move in this direction because of its academic reputation.

On the field, Giuliano fits really well into Stanford’s scheme. He is a natural pass catcher who can line up at multiple spots and should catch a lot of balls in the Cardinal pass happy offense.

What we think about Zac Giuliano

Giuliano is a player who we think is only just scratching the surface of how good we think he can be. He is a former basketball player who recently started playing football as a sophomore, so his progress has been immense.

He has a long, projectable, 6-6, 230-pound frame, is a fluid athlete who runs well, can high point the football and shows natural hands. He can make plays down the field in the passing game and is also an improving blocker.

He played with a lot of physicality and tenacity on offense his junior year and out-rushed guys in the run game.