ACC & SEC Schools Liking Jalen Stevens

Goose Creek continues to punish the opposition this season and one of their top defensive standouts 2013 DE/LB Jalen Stevens has been highly productive so far. The Gators are hoping to make a run at a AAAA state championship and Stevens is making plenty of noise on the defensive side of the ball. He informed of two of his newest suitors on Thursday.

Jalen Stevens Profile

2013 defensive end/linebacker Jalen Stevens set the bar high for himself going into his junior season and he's played up to almost all of those expectations thus far. Seeking to average two sacks per game Stevens isn't too far from that number as Goose Creek continues to dominate the competition.

More colleges are taking note of the junior's talents too he says.

"I'm getting a lot of letters from North Carolina State and Tennessee now. They are showing me that they are really interested in me now," Stevens told

He recently took a visit to Clemson and he gave us the details of his trip to the Upstate.

"It was fun, and I loved the atmosphere. All of the fans cheering, and the clemson chant when they spell it out! I really liked it a lot."

Although he enjoyed his time with the Tigers it was time with a particular coach that was his favorite part of his trip to Clemson.

"Coach Elliot making me laugh was the best part of the trip."

Elliott wasn't the only coach Stevens had an opportunity to spend time with during his stay.

"I talked to coach Hobby, he told me if I dont make it to his camp next year, he's going to hunt me down. Both he and coach Elliot were telling me and Gerald (Turner) they hope to see us back soon."

Stevens said that the Tigers are currently recruiting him as a defensive end now but they are also looking at him as a hybrid type of player as well.

Clemson won't be the only visit that Stevens plans on taking either.

"Since I know South Carolina is definitely recruiting me now I'm gonna check it out more. I may also go check out Alabama and NC State."

Earlier in the year during Goose Creek's lone loss Stevens suffered a bruised sternum that held him out of the game late and Stevens gave us the latest regarding that injury.

"I'm good to go, it's good now, thats not going to keep me off the field, this is my year to shine. I have keep grinding."

Still chasing that elusive first offer Stevens gave us his thoughts about his feelings for the school that steps up first with a scholarship. Would the program get some special attention from Stevens?

Yes, because I feel that school thinks I can make an impact at my position on that side of the ball. If I keep playing my game it will come sooner than I expect."

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