Stone Up To Five Offers

Nate Stone recaps all the camps he's been to this summer, as he gets ready for his senior season.

Up to five offers, there's no slowing down for Nate Stone.

"I was at Princeton this past weekend, I got a chance to go to Villanova, and those have really been the couple of ones I've been to lately," Stone said. "Robert Morris and Duquesne have both offered. Right now, I'm sitting at five, with Penn, Princeton, Cornell, Duquesne and Robert Morris."

Stone has a couple of good options to weigh--attend an Ivy League school, or stay closer to home and play for a school with reputable academics.

"You think about your next four years of college is for the next 40 years of your life," Stone said. "You want to have the best degree you can get. Having and Ivy League opportunity is definitely something to be blessed with.

"Duquesne is still a very good program, athletically and academically. I love the coaches there. It would definitely be a great opportunity to go there, as well."

Stone also camped locally at Pitt, where he received some positive feedback from the coaches. He plans on getting back for a game in the fall.

"I was at Pitt, I went to the Pitt camp on June 14," Stone said. "I did very well, and they told me that they'd definitely be looking for me in the future. They told me they'd be watching, and that they want me to come back in the fall."

Even with all that interest, Stone still has a couple other schools he's considering.

"Villanova has strong interest right now," Stone said. "Bucknell, almost all of the Ivy League and the Patriot League, they're pretty high on me right now."

Greensburg Central Catholic faces a tough test, right away in Week One, when they travel to Washington. Washington, of course, features four-star running back Shai McKenzie. Stone says he and his teammates are ready for the season to start.

"I definitely think through the strength and conditioning program we've been put through--the last couple months especially--I definitely think we're ready for the season," Stone said. "We have some high expectations, and I think we're ready to fulfill them."

In 2012, Stone finished with 112 tackles, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries on defense. On the offensive side of the ball, as a slot receiver, Stone caught 13 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns.


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