Class of 2010 OL Picks Up Two Early Offers

This was an impressive summer for James Stone, 6-4, 285 pound offensive linemen from Nashville-Maplewood (Tenn.). Find out who Stone impressed this summer at camps and which schools gave him an early offer going into his junior season.

James Stone reported, "I have an offer from Tennessee and Alabama." He went on to say, "I went to both of them for camp."

He came away impressed with some of the skills he learned while he was at Tennessee. He explained, "They mostly talked about technique and how they played their style of football. It was big and overall it was a nice school. I saw the stadium and it's a nice stadium. I talked to Coach Fulmer and the offensive line coach while I was down there. They were good guys and they knew football. The offensive line coach was very specific about how he wanted you to play and how the technique they wanted you to use."

The Crimson Tide really impressed him with their tempo and work ethic. Stone commented, "They were real hard working. The offensive line coach was always teaching and he didn't mind to pull you to the side to tell you something to help you out. I liked how everything is real close on the campus. I felt it would be a lot easier to get around the college."

Even though it is early he added, "I've talked to people from Stanford and Vanderbilt." Expect more schools to begin to take a look at this prospect in 2008.

As far as what type of schools Stone has an interest in he said, "I am interested mostly with schools in the SEC."

Having good size and speed, Stone posted a 5.2 in the forty at Tennessee's camp, he said of his strengths, "I'm a hard worker and I try to work hard in the weight room and on the field to get better everyday."

Hopefully the 2008 season will be a little more successful than 2007 for Stone and his Maplewood teammates. He commented on his anticipation for the season, "Just being able to play football and I really want to get a gold ball this year because we were runner up last year and I want a gold ball this year. I think we have a chance."

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