Nick Stephens has caught Ole Miss' eye

Nick Stephens (QB, Flower Mound, TX) - Nick had to sit out his junior campaign due to the district's transfer rules, but Stephens had a strong showing at the Elite 11 Regional camp and is now on the recruiting radar from coast to coast.

One of the school's that Nick caught the attention was Ole Miss, as Coaches Ed Orgeron and Noel Mazzone attended a practice of Stephen's last week. Other colleges who have been by to evaluate Nick after his Elite 11 Regional showing are Texas, Colorado, Kansas St., Wisconsin, Tulane, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Baylor, and LSU.

Player Profile

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 195
40 time: 4.75
Bench: 260
Squat: 350
vertical: 30"

From: Flower Mound, TX
High School: Flower Mound (5A)

The following information was revealed during our interview with Nick Stephens
on May 17th

What do you do best at QB? "I think my biggest thing is seeing everything. I feel like I can see the field pretty accurately. I think that is what I do best."

What are you working on the most to make yourself a more complete QB? "Lately, we have been going in the shotgun about 85% of the time. Last year, we had a strong running game, but this year with me in there and some returning WR's, we are going to the shotgun. I am mainly working on my drop backs and making quick reads."

Which schools are currently recruiting you the hardest? "UTEP is right now. They are number one because they offered me a couple of weeks ago. Coach Barnett (Colorado) is coming by in a couple of days. Ole Miss' head coach is coming by tomorrow for our scrimmage. Tulane's head coach came by yesterday. I have been talking to Georgia Tech's recruiter a lot. I went on an unofficial visit to Baylor and sat down in their QB meeting. They are real interested in me. Colorado State has been sending me a lot of hand written letters, so we will see."

Who do feel like is closest to offering you next? "I think it will be Colorado. Their QB coach said Coach Barnett wanted to watch me in person, so we will see."

Which colleges have caught your eye up to this point? "Well, when I went to Oklahoma State's Jr Day. I really liked it. Coach Bradford came by a couple of days back to watch a practice of mine. I went to Tulsa's Jr Day too. I really liked their campus and their staff is great. I got to watch one of their practices. Their staff came by the school also. They are definitely one of the top ones right now."

What do you know about Ole Miss? "Ole Miss has always caught my eye because of their past QB (Eli Manning). I do not know much about their academics, but I have always liked their offense and style of play. I have been talking to Coach Mazzone (qb coach at Ole Miss) a lot lately. He has coached a lot of great QB's."

What about Colorado? "Their offensive coordinator called. We talked for a while. They run a true West Coast offense. That is a big plus. They want me to play early, and a chance to play early is a big factor. Plus, they are a big school and one that I have always watched and liked a lot."

Which schools have given you a call this month? "Texas was the first school to call. Coach Kennedy came by the school the next day. Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Colorado, Oklahoma State, UTEP, and there are some more, but I just can not think of them. I talk to UTEP the most. Coach Price (UTEP head coach) came by the other day."

What will be the main factors for you when it comes decision time? "The biggest factor is definitely where I feel the most comfortable. Even if everything seems right, if I am not comfortable with their campus environment, I will not go."

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