The rising junior plays on both sides of the ball for the Panthers, seeing time at both inside linebacker and fullback.
A dual-sport athlete, Stone is also a member of the track team, where he participates in the Shot-put, Discus and 4×100 relay competitions.
Standing at 5’11, 210 pounds, Stone already has great size to play at the next level, and he still has several years to grow even bigger!
Stone plans to do just that, as he has a trainer through SpeedEdge Sports. Stone works on a number of things, such as his 40 time, which is 4.64, as well as his Broad Jump, which is currently 8’2″!
Stone works hard in the weight-room as well, as he has a current squat max of 405 pounds and a bench press max of 275 pounds.
Stone assisted his high school in doing something that has never been accomplished, becoming region champions, and with him being there for two more years, we see that happening again!
“Our season was great,” Stone said. “We won region for the first time, and we made it to the Elite Eight GHSA State Championship Bracket! I feel like we ended the season on a high note, and this season gave me the confidence that I need for the future.
“I feel like that headed into my junior year, I have a new drive and confidence that will help us to repeat as region champs, and also to be able to bring home a state championship!”
Lofty goals for a talented young man!
For his sophomore campaign, Stone was able to amass 65 tackles on the season, which was good enough to be second amongst sophomores.
There are many things that Stone does well on the football field, and he wanted to share them with coaches out there that may be looking for his services in the future.
“I feel like I do a great job of reading, and then redirecting,” Stone said. “When I am coming off of the edge, I know how to use my hands very well, and that allows for me to get off of blocks and be in the face of the quarterback.
“I have a high-motor as well, and I always seem to find ways to get to the ball and make plays. When I am at linebacker, I do a great job at penetrating gaps, and finding the ball-carrier. I am quick for my size, and I can cover the runner out of the backfield.
“I also feel as though my IQ and mindset will be able to assist me in the future. That will translate for me into being recruited by college programs.”
With a 3.3 GPA in the classroom, Stone is headed on the right path to get those offers! While he does not yet have any offers, look for Stone to be a household name in the coming years!