Wayzata High School junior outside linebacker A.J. Tarpley has verbally committed to attending Stanford University, according to a report on GoldenSports.net. Tarpley will be one of the Trojans’ senior captains for the 2009 season and play for the Cardinals in 2010. Tarpley’s 47 solo tackles were second on the team only to linebacker Grant Olson. He was also second in total tackles with 72, to Olson’s 128. Former Trojan linebacker James Laurinaitis was recently taken 35th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft after a standout career at Ohio State.
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