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Local 4-Star RB Holds SMU Offer
With two full seasons between now and when Stevenson will actually touch an NCAA playing field, the 2015 athlete has plenty of time to earn more offers as well as evaluate the ones already on the table.
But at this point it doesn't seem likely that he will even consider the offer he received from Jason Phillips and SMU.
"To be honest, I can't really speak on that at this time because I really haven't heard much back from SMU," Stevenson said. "I've known that I've had an offer, but they haven't gotten in contact with me or anything so right now I couldn't give you a response on SMU.
"I haven't heard from anybody, talked to anybody, they haven't shot me a message or nothing"
Stevenson says he was told by one of his coaches that he had received a scholarship offer from SMU back in the spring. But Stevenson reiterated that no type of personal contact has been made by Phillips or any members of the SMU staff.
He does, however, know what he's looking for in a school.
"The main things I'm looking for in a school are first off the academic resources," Stevenson said. "Sports come second and that has to do with the best fit for me. I'm a speed back so the spread offense that's me.
Both Texas and Utah State have been in contact with Stevenson so far. Stevenson has taken multiple trips to Austin and enjoyed his most recent visit to the Texas Stampede event in July, where he got to meet with the staff and even bowl with them.
"Texas is my biggest offer right now, and I'm highly confident in the school but I don't want to be to sure right now," Stevenson said. "I still have a lot of growing to do and I still have a lot of development on as well as outside of the football field so right now I'm feeling Texas, but I just want to take it step for step. I don't want to rush any process, I just want to make sure everything falls into place."
The 5-foot-8 185-pound athlete - wielding 4.37 speed - says Oregon and Ohio State have also been hot on his trail and could be sending an offer his way sometime during or after his junior campaign.
With the upcoming season swiftly approaching, Stevenson's sole focus is cementing himself as one of the best players in the state as well as leading his team to the grand finale. Last season, he rushed for 853 yards and 11 touchdowns.
"I want to have a 2,000 =-yard season, nothing less," Stevenson said. "I want to win a state championship and also become the number one player in the state of Texas. If we're all on the same page I can reach my ultimate goals and achieve what we want to achieve while taking my game to the next level." "
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