Saint Louis School's Devan Stubblefield told the Warrior Beat he has accepted an offer to play football and baseball for the Rainbow Warriors.
"I've been thinking about this for a while," said Stubblefield, a receiver and outfielder who received the dual offer this summer. "I figured it was time to make a decision. Why not play for the home team?"
Football, which is the larger-revenue sport, will sponsor the scholarship, although Stubblefield has been promised an equal shot at playing baseball.
This was from November 12, 2013. The next day, the posting went into greater detail:
The blog host's story on Saint Louis School's Devan Stubblefield committing to UH to play football and baseball did not make today's paper edition because of space limitations. But there are no limits on the Internet, so here are a few excerpts from the story that should appear tomorrow. Maybe.
Vitals: 6 feet 1, 185 pounds.
Stats: 45 catches, 18.2 yards per catch, 117.3 receiving yards per game, 12 touchdowns.
Saint Louis coach Matt Wright said Stubblefield is "the best receiver in the state right now."
Wright comparing Stubblefield and Texas A&M's Jeremy Tabuyo, a former Crusader: "Maybe he's not as fast vertically (as Tabuyo), but he's a great route-runner. He's strong and has great hands. You can put him at slotback or wideout. He has a great work ethic and he's an overall great leader. UH is getting a gem on this one."
Saint Louis baseball coach George Gusman said Stubblefield's "ceiling is high because he plays (baseball) basically a little in the summer and in the spring. From just that little bit, he's pretty darn good."
Gusman said Stubblefield's defense has improved as an outfielder: "That's not a weakness anymore. And he can hit. He goes to all fields. He obviously can run. He's got power. He's very interesting."
Wright: "There's no off-the-field or character issues. As far as locker-room presence, he's a dynamic leader. There's not one facet I could say there's a blemish on, except maybe sometimes he's too nice."