The Earthquakes selected Stanford senior Adam Jahn, an imposing target forward, in the first round of Tuesday's MLS Supplemental Draft.
Jahn, 22, who was selected 15th overall, had career bests of 13 goals and 30 points in leading Stanford to third place.
"Oh, it's great," said Jahn, a Davis native, about landing with the Quakes. "I get to stay local around my friends and family and try to play for a team that I know a lot about and I've followed for a long time. I'm really excited about the opportunity."
The 6-foot-3 Jahn, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, expects to join the Quakes in their preseason camp on Wednesday. He considers Quakes target men Alan Gordon and Steven Lenhart as role models.
"Definitely Lenhart and Gordon are two guys I try to play like. They have big bodies," said Jahn, who has played with the under-18 national team. "I like to think that I have good skill and a soft touch, and I like to be the target guy and connecting play. I think that's a big strength of mine."
The Quakes, who did not have a pick in the second round, nabbed midfielder/forward Colin Mitchell of San Francisco (Oregon State) and defender Peter McGlynn (UC Santa Barbara) in the third and fourth rounds, respectively.