Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh didn't have a hard time finding a way to spend his team's bye week.
With one of the top recruits of the 2012 class a reasonable drive away, Harbaugh ventured to Richmond for Saturday's Bay Football League game between host Salesian High and Harker-San Jose.
There was no need to announce whom Harbaugh had his eye on. At 6-foot-7, 318 pounds, two-way junior lineman Freddie Tagaloa easily stands out.
"Any time any college coach is on the campus, it's exciting, but when the head man does it, it's doubly exciting," Salesian coach Chad Nightingale said. "Freddie played the best game of his life, in part I think because he was pretty excited that Jim Harbaugh was here."
Stanford, as well as Pac-10 rivals Cal, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA and USC, have already made offers to Tagaloa along with just about any high-end program in the country, including Michigan, Notre Dame, Alabama and LSU.
Nightingale said Tagaloa receives between 100-120 pieces of mail per week, and that's just what is mailed to the school. This is all coming when Tagaloa still has more than 15 months before he can sign a national letter of intent.
"If there is a school in America that has football, (Tagaloa) will get offered or will get into the school," Nightingale said, mentioning Ivy League schools, as well.
That's a reflection not just on his athletic ability, but Tagaloa's 3.85 grade point average.
"He's going to be one of the top recruits, not only in the Bay Area, but in the state of California," Nightingale said.
Just four years removed from coaching current Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best, Nightingale doesn't mince words when speaking of Tagaloa's potential.
"Freddie is a National Football League guy," Nightingale said. "When Jahvid was here, I'd say he was a (NFL) guy. Freddie is that guy, too."
Tagaloa doubles as a center on the Pride's basketball team. He was a freshman starter on the 2009 squad that won the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV state title.
His time on the hardwood definitely benefits his work on the gridiron.
"I cannot overestimate the invaluable athletic maneuvering that he gets from basketball and how that translates on the football field," Nightingale said.
Another streak: According to CalHiSports.com, a win Friday over San Ramon Valley would pull De La Salle into a tie with Long Beach Poly for the most consecutive league victories in California high school football history.
Poly set the record by going 80-0 from 1994-2008, a mark finally snapped by a loss to Lakewood last season.
De La Salle's streak is a bit more complicated, given that the Spartans weren't in a league between 1997-2007. The first part of the streak took place between 1989 and 1997, then resumed when they joined the East Bay Athletic League in 2008.
Stat star: Concord quarterback Ricky Lloyd continues to sit near the top of the state statistics in passing yards, with 2,150 yards through six games.
That figure has Lloyd on pace to surpass some relatively impressive totals with just under half the season left to play. Last year, he finished third in the East Bay with 2,449 yards. If he continues his current pace of 358.3 yards per game, he will pass that mark this week against Mt. Diablo.
If he keeps that pace for the rest of the season, he will far surpass last year's leader, Monte Vista's Brett Nottingham. Now at Stanford, Nottingham finished 2009 with 3,161 yards. Lloyd is on pace to finish with 3,583.
Staff writer Ben Enos contributed to this notebook.