Stevens Will Visit State

NC State was the first school to offer Toshmon Stevens, and taking that initiative just might pay off.

NC State was the first school to offer Toshmon Stevens, and taking that initiative just might pay off.

The 6-5, 205-pound prospect from Crescent City, Florida runs the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds and could play on either side of the ball in college.

"There are some schools recruiting me to play defensive end and some are saying tight end," said Stevens. "Some are telling me they would wait until I got on campus and then see where I could help them out. I know NC State is recruiting me as a defensive end.

"I have a pretty good burst coming off the edge. I go hard and I get in the backfield a lot. I'm at my best when I'm rushing the QB."

Stevens likes to talk about NC State, because he feels a certain closeness to the coaching staff.

"NC State was the first school to offer me, and that means a lot," he said. "They didn't wait to see what everybody else was going to do. They liked what they saw in me and took a chance, and I appreciate that. Because of that, I'm definitely going to take an unofficial visit up there over the summer. I might go somewhere else, but I know for a fact I'll be there."

Stevens now claims offers from NC State, Colorado, Purdue, Illinois, Mississippi State, Central Florida, South Florida and South Carolina State. Does he have a leader?

"No, I wouldn't say I have a favorite. There are things I like about each school, but I just don't know enough yet to say I have a favorite. The only school I've been to is UCF. I was there for a junior day. I'm going to take a visit or two this summer, then I'll narrow my list to five schools. After I do that I'll take all my official visits and then make my decision."

Colorado and Illinois only offered Stevens recently, and there is a good chance he might pick up more scholarships before narrowing his list.


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