First offer in for Stevens

Mike Stevens had flown underneath the radar in college recruiting circles until last week. That is when the Davidson (N.C.) Day playmaker picked up his first scholarship offer.

After a huge junior season, Davidson (N.C.) Day star Mike Stevens' recruitment is beginning to gain momentum.

"I got offered by Kentucky last week," said Stevens. "That was my first offer."

"Coach (Derrick) Ansley (cornerbacks coach) sent my coach some mail last Saturday and we opened it together. It talked about how fired up they were about me and how they liked my film. Then I called him on Sunday and we talked about me getting down there to visit this spring and how excited he was about me."

The Wildcats have definitely made an impression on Stevens.

"I definitely like Coach Ansley – he's real down to earth," said the 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back. "I also like Coach (Mark) Stoops and what he's trying to do – trying to turn the program around."

Other schools are also showing interest in Stevens.

"I'm hearing a lot from N.C. State," said Stevens. "Michigan, Miami, Duke, North Carolina and UNC-Charlotte are also recruiting me. If I had to guess, I would say State would probably be the next to offer."

As far as visits, Stevens was at N.C. State last weekend. Stevens will likely take trips to Kentucky, Duke, Miami and Michigan in the near future.

This summer he said he will possibly attend camps at Miami, Michigan and North Carolina.

Stevens knows a lot will be asked of him next season and that expectations will also be high for his team.

"Next year, I'll be a team captain," he said. "I'll also get a lot more touches on offense. On defense, I think I'm moving back to safety, so I can be more of a ball-hawk."

"I definitely feel that we have the people to make a run for the state championship again. We just have to work hard."

Stevens finished his junior season with 22 catches for 314 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, he had 27 tackles, five interceptions, seven pass breakups, a fumble recovery and blocked a field goal.

Update: Stevens was offered by UNC-Charlotte yesterday.

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