Stefan Welsh Concentrates On Two Sports

Stefan Welsh of Newport News, Virgina, spoke with Evan Daniels of DeaconSports.com about his recruitment.

When you think of two sport college athletes, some names that come to mind are Ronald Curry, Julius Peppers, and Bryan Randall. Although, most great high school athletes play more than one sport, they usually choose one when they move to the college ranks. Stefan Welsh, of Woodside HS in Newport News, Virginia, is another great high school two sport athlete that could play both basketball and football in college.

The 6-foot guard and wide receiver said that he will definitely play basketball in college, and is contemplating playing football as well.

"I don't know yet," Welsh said. "I'll give it some thought, but I do know I'm going to [do] basketball."

In basketball, Welsh is regarded as one of the top guards in the country and in football the wide reciever has 12 touchdowns and 430 recieving yards so far in his junior season.

Welsh said that most of the schools that are involved in his recruitment are recruiting him for both sports. The combo guard listed a number of schools including: Xavier, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Maryland, Arkansas, Memphis, Cincinnati, Miami, Ohio State, and Tennessee.

The two sport star did say that one school in particular is sticking out right now.

"Xavier because they have a young coaching staff and they are guard oriented coaches," Welsh stated.

Even though Welsh did say that Xavier was his favorite at this point, he also said there is still a lot of time left in his recruitment and his options are open.

"I'm open in my recruitment, pretty much to anybody," Welsh exclaimed.

While Welsh is in the midst of high school football playoffs, he has been finding time to prepare for the basketball season.

"I'm playing football right now," Welsh said. "Sometimes I go into the gym and take 50 shots a day, but I'm playing football right now and we are in the playoffs."

Previously Welsh had thought that he and AAU teammate Vernon Macklin would play together in college, but Welsh says it's not a sure thing, anymore.

"I don't know I haven't really talked to Big Ticket (Vernon Macklin) that much, because I'm playing football right now. We haven't talked about it, if it happens it happens. I'm not banking on it as much as I was before."


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