Up and coming singer Nifae Lealao gave his verbal commitment to Stanford University in his other possible vocation. The talented senior defensive end at Capital Christian High is ranked eighth at his position by scout.com.
"It's more so a big stress reliever, a lot off my shoulders, a breath of fresh air," Lealao told Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee. "It's not set in stone (until the letter of intent signature), but I'm at the point where I know the recruiting mail will stop and I don't have to worry about all the calls."
Lealao (6-6, 290) gave his commitment on Friday, just as high school football season swings into full gear.
He wants to major in business, he told Davidson, and , just maybe, minor in vocal musical performance. Lealao has performed in school events, at banquets, in church and has sung the national anthem.
Lealao, given the opportunity, wouldn't mind playing a little basketball for the Cardinal. He helped Capital Christian win its section title and reach the semifinals of the Northern California tournament.
He choose Stanford over California, UCLA, Utah and Mississippi.
He becomes the 16th player to verbally commit to Stanford from the class of 2014.
Fifth-ranked Stanford takes on host Army at 9 a.m. Saturday on the CBS Sports Network.