2017 safety talks camps, offers

2017 Bellaire safety Donovan Stiner talked about his SMU and Baylor offers with Billy.

2017 Bellaire safety Donovan Stiner has seen his recruitment take a quick jump up after camping at SMU and Baylor recently and picking up his first two offers from both schools.

“It was really surprising and exciting. I wasn’t expecting it to happen so soon,” Stiner said. “I’m very interested in it (SMU). I know I’m going to want to pursue it and visit again this summer.”

Stiner camped earlier this summer at SMU and ended up receiving the offer. The staff talked with Stiner about what stood out to them.

“They told me they liked what they saw and that I worked with intensity,” Stiner said. “They told me I’d have a bright future. I really admired their coaching staff.”

Defensive coordinator Van Malone (pictured at top) talked with Stiner about what SMU likes in their safeties and left a good impression.

“I liked him. He seemed like a pretty good coach and I know he knows what he’s talking about,” Stiner said.

Outside of a few pieces of mail, Stiner doesn’t know much about SMU, but the coaching staff stood out to the 2017 prospect.

“The staff was very energizing and they were constantly teaching,” Stiner said. “They made you feel comfortable and I really liked that.”

Last week, Baylor offered Stiner after he camped in Waco a few days before and the offer was a big deal for Stiner.

“I liked Baylor. It seems like it was a big offer for me and it really excited me,” Stiner said.

As far as what he’s looking for in a college, Stiner isn’t sure yet, but will have academics near the top.

“I’m not sure yet. I know I have to make sure the academics are right, but I know I’m not going to have a problem with that with SMU,” the 6-2, 185-pound safety said. “I know that’s a very good school. I’m not sure what I want to major in either.”

Defensively, Stiner likes to be able to sit back and read offenses so he can make plays on the ball.

“I like to read the offense and get my team in the right position to be successful,” Stiner said. “I like covering actually and I’m pretty good at coming down and making tackles. I play with a lot of intensity.”

Texas A&M has also reached out to Stiner about camping this summer.

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