Recruiting: Stoner Just Camp Away From Offer

Joe Stoner helped Carl Albert in Midwest City, Okla., to a pair of Class 5A state championships in football and basketball, and was also a standout on the talented Titans track team. Stoner played quarterback and safety in football and rushed for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns on 172 carries.

In hoops he averaged 10.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and three assists and steals a game -- playing bigger than his 5-10, 210-pound frame. In track he ran the 4x100 relay, long jumped, and sometimes ran the 100 and 200 meters. A man for all seasons, Stoner may be a 40-yard dash at a camp away from earning a scholarship offer.

"I just want to get an offer and play ball in college," said Stoner. "I really like OSU. I like them a lot and I know they want to see me in camp and see me run, and then they will decide if they are going to offer. I also like Tulsa because I want to stay close to home but if nobody in state offers me then I will go out of state."

Besides OSU and Tulsa, Stoner has heard from Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and most recently SMU. He says he will go to camps at all the schools. The honorable mention All-Big City player from last season has a bench press max of 280 pounds, squats 460 pounds, and has a vertical of 30.5 inches.

"Most of the schools have talked about me playing safety but I'm being recruited as an athlete so if anything happens I can move around and play almost anywhere," said Stoner.

A 3.2 student with a 20 already on the ACT, he wants to major in sports medicine with a minor in history so that he'd be prepared to coach in high school.

Stoner is a sharp young man, a good character guy and a winner to go along with being an explosive athlete. He runs a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash and verifying that in any camp should get him the offer he is looking for.

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