Was there a more under-rated WR in the state this year? Stalcup was the go-to guy in Sunnyslope's high scoring offense. He and Jr TJ Campbell formed one of the best tandems in the state. We were able to chat with Jon and this is what he had to say:
24-7: You had a great season, what were your stats for the year?
Jon: I had 47 receptions for 1044 yards
and 15 receiving touchdowns. I averaged about 22 yards per reception. I also had
32 carries for 217 yards and 5 touchdowns.
As a wide receiver I was named 1st team All-State by the
24-7: Who is recruiting you? Any trips or offers?
Jon: As of right now
24-7: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to a junior about to go through the recruiting process?
Jon: Just get your name out there as fast as possible before the start of your senior year by sending highlight films and game film to as many colleges as possible. You should also attend as many camps as possible so people know who you are.
24-7: Who is a player that we should watch out for next year from Sunnyslope?
Jon: T.J. Campbell will be the key receiver in Sunnyslope's offense next year, along with Chase Corley at RB and Andrew Belew at MLB.
24-7: What is your
best clean, squat, bench and 40?
24-7: What is your best clean, squat, bench and 40?
315, bench- 235, power clean- 185, 40- 4.7 and 100- 11.2.
Jon: Squat- 315, bench- 235, power clean- 185, 40- 4.7 and 100- 11.2.
24-7: Who was the best player you played against this year? Why?
Jon: Chris McGaha from
24-7: What can you bring to a college football program?
Jon: I can provide a deep threat as well as a short threat against opposing teams. I am not afraid to go across the middle for a ball. I work hard and just play the game. I love being the "go to" guy in big game situations. I have confidence in myself in those situations.
24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Jon: "Always work hard because somewhere, someplace, your opponent is working harder than you, and when you meet on the field, YOU WILL LOSE!." –Coach Hickman
24-7: What were the high and low points for your year?
24-7: Looking back, what would you change about this year?
Jon: I would have liked to have had more of a chance on punt and kickoff returns. T.J. Campbell did an awesome job for us through out the year but I wish I would have had more opportunities. I think I would have been a dangerous threat for the team at those positions.
24-7: What school would make you commit right now if they offered you a scholarship?
Jon: That's hard to answer, but NAU has
been a school that I have wanted to attend since my sister went up there on a
swimming scholarship. I went up to one of their games and got a chance to talk
to the coach and watch some from the sidelines before the game. I just really
like the campus and the location and the cold weather. I also like the
24-7: What are your plans for football next year?
Jon: As of right now I have no definite plans for football next year. They're a few colleges that seem interested in having me play football for them. I have not made up my mind on where I would like to go for sure yet. I'm hoping and waiting for other offers. I know I'll play football somewhere. I think I would do well at the division 1 or 2 level.
24-7: What do you think is the reason schools haven't been offering you after such a standout season?
Jon: I don't think I've had the
exposure that a lot of other players have had. I've been mentioned as being one
of the most underrated wide receivers in the state. I'm hoping being named to the AZ Republic
All-State team will help. One thing that I think helps is making it to the
playoffs. We went 7-3 this year and missed the playoffs. We didn't get the
chance to be seen as much as those other standout receivers such as Wesley,
We would like to thank Jon for his time and encourage any coach that may read this to give Sunnyslope head Coach Dallas Hickman a call and inquire about this young man.