Dwyer's football program is one of many football factories in Florida and the coaches and players at the school are used to an annual herd of college assistants that descend on their program.
Clint Stephens is used to it. He watched it happen to his older
teammates and now it's happening to him.
Once a younger observer, Stephens is now a senior and playing a big
role for undefeated Dwyer. Stephens is the team's leader in
receptions, yards and touchdowns (three) and he plays on the
defensive side of the ball as well. In other words he's
"I'm doing much better because last year I didn't play a lot. I
played four games last year because of school and my hamstring. I
really couldn't play much so I'm feeling great about (this) season."
The season is going so well that Stephens doesn't want to rock the
boat or risk distractions. He has avoided college visits or even
excessive contact with colleges. That may be one reason he's having
such a strong year. In turn it has helped his standing with colleges
who are clearly impressed with how he's been performing.
Stephens hasn't set up his officials yet but that's coming.
"I do want to go to NC State, Florida State and West Virginia. I
wouldn't really say they're my favorites but I do really like those
schools. I really like NC State because I would be going there to
play with my old teammate Jacoby (Brissett)."
Stephens said he and Brissett are good friends and that they have
been in contact recently. It's not just that he wants to be reunited
with Brissett, though that does appeal to him. He trusts what his
former quarterback has told him and the message has been good.
"He likes it up there. I think I'd like it too and if I did go up
there I'd be up there with him. It's a good possibility," he said.
Cornerbacks coach Richard McNutt is the coach in most contact with
"He's real cool. He came to one of our practices. When we talk we
just joke around. I enjoy talking to him a lot."
Stephens Hoping to Visit NC State
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