When he committed to Rutgers last spring before signing a national letter of intent last month, his offer list wasn't extraordinary, partly because of his limited exposure.
His brother, Sayreville athlete Delon Stephenson, seems to be pedaling down a similar road
. After rushing for more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder is still getting limited but growing interest, and Rutgers remains his lone offer.
"I just do good during the season because I really don't go to a lot of camps," Stephenson said. "I guess it's just (our family). We don't go to a lot of combines."
Stephenson is getting interest, though, but mostly from schools in the region.
"My coach told me Penn State wants to look at me, that they want my transcripts and a video," Stephenson said. "Connecticut's hitting me a lot. Florida wanted me to come their junior day, but I don't have transportation down there."
One uncertainty regarding Stephenson is deciding which position he will play in college. Rutgers is recruiting him to play slot receiver, but other schools view him as a defensive back.
"I prefer offense," he said. "I like scoring touchdowns."
Still, one thing he doesn't want to do is play running back, saying "I'm too small for that."
He said he doesn't talk to his brother about playing together at Rutgers, and even if that materializes, the decision doesn't appear to be close to being made.
"I only have one offer, so I don't know who else is going to offer me during the season," Stephenson said. "I want to wait until after my senior season just to see who else offers me and see if I can go anywhere else besides there."