2014 Junior College DB A.J. Stamps Update

East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS) sophomore defensive back A.J. Stamps talks one-on-one with Scout.com.

  • Name: A.J. Stamps
  • Classification: 2014
  • Junior College: East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS)
  • Position: Safety
  • HT: WT: 6-foot, 190
  • Schools of Interest: Kentucky, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky
  • Your team has a big night Thursday night, winning 69-0. Talk about how you feel your team did overall?
    "I think we played well. We had a couple of mistakes here and there but they are things we can fix in a week's amount of time."

    How do you feel you did during the game? Were you proud of your effort?
    "I was. I'm always proud of my effort. I always think positive."

    What I saw from you was your closing speed and how well you hit. Are those two things you feel you are really good at?
    "Yes sir, those are two things I take pride in."

    I was impressed with your closing speed on some of the tackles. What do you normally run the forty in?
    "I would say low 4.4."

    What schools are showing interest in you?
    "I have been talking to Kentucky, Mississippi State. Missouri showed a little interest before my game.."

    Who has offered you scholarships?
    "I have offers from Kentucky, Mississippi State and Western Kentucky."

    When did you receive your offers?
    "I got my offer from Kentucky in the spring. I received my offer from State last week."

    What are your thoughts about receiving those two offers?
    "I pat myself on the back because that is something that I have been dreaming about since I was a little kid. I have been wanting to play in the SEC , which is the highest level you can play at in college."

    Are you going to be a December or spring graduate?
    "I am graduating in December."

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