Five-Star DL David Stone narrows list, sets commitment date

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Five-star defensive lineman David Stone of Oklahoma City (OK) IMG Academy narrowed his list to 6 schools Thursday afternoon.

The 6-foot-5, 280 pounder is down to the following: Miami, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan State, and Texas A&M.

He will announce his college decision on August 26th.

Stone discusses finalists

Miami Hurricanes: Miami is definitely the family favorite. Their staff as a whole has made the best impression on my siblings and parents. 

Florida Gators: UF has a few of my teammates there right now plus Coach Chaos is my guy. He and Napier both are amazing people.

Oklahoma Sooners: Man i’m from Oklahoma so it’s a no brainer for me to consider them.

Oregon Ducks: Oregon is a school I wanted to visit for a long time and after the first visit with my mom all she was talking about was the next time we’d be going back up to Eugene. It’s a beautiful place plus me and the defensive staff have a great relationship.

Michigan State Spartans: Michigan State is like a second home to me. Everyone there is so welcoming and it already feels like I’m a part of the family even though I’m not committed yet. Everyone on staff and even the players on the team have made some type of impact on my life and I’m truly grateful.

Texas A&M Aggies: A&M is a school who’s been recruiting me since I was a freshman Coach E Rob, Coach Rushing, Coach Fisher they’ve been there from the start and were willing to take a chance on me and I’m willing to do the same. The past two years they’ve had the best Defensive lineman in the class. Why not keep it going?”

Scouting Summary

“Twitched up disruptor along the interior defensive line with outstanding short area quickness and burst. Measures at around 6-foot-4, 280 pounds with elite length for the position with arms that register around 35 inches. Tested extremely well during the summer camp circuit at the UC Report’s IMG Pro Day prior to his senior season. Jumped 28 inches in the vertical, ran a 5.00 40-yard dash and ran an impressive 4.41 shuttle. Violent off the snap, can split gaps with ease. Shoots his hands quickly and with precision off the line. Excellent hand usage and very slippery as a pass rusher. Uses his elite length and quick hands at the point of attack. Makes it tough for offensive linemen to ever get a hand on him.”

“Stout against the run, with excellent ability to disengage from blockers. Not looking to stack and shed, wants to get off of blocks immediately. Can convert speed to power. Also a strong bull rusher. Can play a bit erratic at times and work himself out of plays. Just needs to play with more discipline and see the field better, but will come with time. High floor prospect who will always be a threat on passing downs. Will become a complete three-down player with further development. Transferred to IMG Academy after his first two seasons at Del City High School in Oklahoma.”

Stone ranks as the No. 7 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 2 defensive lineman and the No. 2 player in the state of Florida.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $336K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.