The recruiting process for McDonough wide receiver Devante Stamps has gotten hectic. The mail and phone calls continue to roll in and can get a little overwhelming at times for the star.
"I get mail every single day," Stamps said. "I have a big box just filled with mail and it all started with my first letter in 10th grade from UCLA."
The 6-foot-3, 190 lbs. wide receiver hasn't narrowed down his list at all and likely won't make a decision before National Signing Day in February. As of right now East Carolina, Wake Forest, Marshall, North Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Connecticut, Monmouth, Temple, Maryland, Penn State, Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Central Michigan, Tennessee, Syracuse, Rhode Island, and Virginia are all in the mix though one school seems to have a bit of an edge.
"They are like one big family," he said of the North Carolina Tar Heels. "They have a lot of really good people down there and I have some family down there. I just love the atmosphere at UNC."
Stamps impressed the entire day at the Maryland Crab Bowl Combine in Bowie, Md. and part of that can be contributed to his competitiveness. He attributes a lot of his success for his absolute desire to win.
"I give 110% no matter what," he said. "Even if I'm playing rock, paper, scissors, I want to win."
That desire to win and need to give 110% at all times is one of the main reasons he was selected as part of the Super Sixty for the Maryland Crab Bowl. To be able to compete against the top players in the state in the premier state game is something that makes him very proud.
"I'm so thankful that I can represent my state, my school, and my family," he said. "But I know I have to stay humble and keep working hard to become a better player."
Stamps says he is working very hard this off-season on trying to improve his speed and agility, despite the fact he already runs a 4.46 40-yard dash. With all of the hard work being put in, he has very high expectations for this upcoming season.
"I really wish I could be a freshman again because we have so much potential," he said. "We have lots of new stuff with our system but the media has begun to stop by and visit so we can't hide anymore. People know all about us now."