The decision was one of the best kept secrets of the recruiting period. Even in the age of social media, Erica McCall, a 6-foot-3 senior forward from Bakersfield, Calif., was intent on making her announcement on her terms.
The time came tonight at a party with family and friends when McCall made an oral commitment to play for Stanford, according to multiple media outlets. She chose the Cardinal over UConn and UCLA.
The loss of McCall means that Saniya Chong, a 5-9 guard from Ossining, N.Y. will be the lone member of UConn’s 2013 recruiting class. The Huskies will have just nine scholarship players on their roster next season.
The NCAA early signing period runs Wednesday through Nov. 21.