Q & A with D-Tackle Joel Stubblefield

Joel Stubblefield committed to Indiana last summer. He talks about why he picked Indiana as well as what he hopes to accomplish as a true freshman.

Why did you choose Indiana?

"The business school is great and I like the coaches. Indiana is a perfect fit for me."

Which position will you play at Indiana?

"Defensive tackle."

Which coach from Indiana is recruiting your?

"Mo Moriarty."

What do you hope to accomplish as a true freshman at Indiana?

"I want to come in and compete and take it one step at a time. I'm going to be looking at the depth chart and focus on doing better than the guy in front of me."

What was your most memorable high school football moment?

"My junior year, our rival (Mt. Vernon) ran the score up on us 48-7 and this year we returned the favor with a 45-17 victory."

Who has been the most influential person in your young life?

"Probably my mom (Cathy Stubblefield) because we've been through so much together. She has had to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet for us and sometimes I'd have to get a job as well. I have a lot of respect for my mom."

Which college or professional football player do you like the most?

"Warren Sapp."

What did you like the most about the recruiting process?

"Just being able to have so many choices and being able to look at all the different opportunities that come across the table."

What did you like the least about the recruiting process?

"It was hard to tell all the coaches that I was no longer interested in their school because I committed to Indiana."

What advice would you give an underclassman that will be going through the recruiting process next year?

"Go with your heart and look for the best fit for yourself."

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