Despite so many colleges recruiting him, Stearns has tightened up his list of late. "The school I am hearing the most from is Washington," Stearns said. "I'm still pretty much looking at UCLA, Washington, USC, Arizona, Michigan State and Cal." Stearns has offers from 15 schools, including all of those mentioned except USC.
When it comes to official visits, Stearns has three already lined up. "I'm going to Cal-Berkeley on the 19th (of October), I'm going to Washington on the 30th of November, UCLA on December 13th, and I'll probably be taking another trip at the end of this month."
Stearns mentioned that three schools really stand out from the rest. "When it comes to the schools I like the best, out of the home schools my favorite is UCLA (Stearns is close friends with Serra alum and UCLA safety Eric McNeal), and from the away schools my favorite is Washington. I do like Michigan State a lot too."
Serra is 4-0 this season with Stearns playing both wide receiver and safety, and he said that he's getting recruited for both positions. "Arizona, Michigan State and USC are recruiting me at defensive back. UCLA, Cal and Washington are recruiting me for wide receiver. This season I have five touchdowns on offense. I have five bat-downs on defense, but I keep dropping the interceptions. That is very frustrating."
Asked about possibly going to one of the local college games this weekend, Stearns said it depends how he feels by the end of the week. As of today he had no plans to attend a game.
Stearns is thinking about making a decision in December around his birthday, which happens to be December 12, the day before his UCLA visit begins.