On June 10th Wake received a commitment from an interesting athlete out of Statesville, North Carolina.
Stevenson played on both sides of the ball for his high school, doubling as both a DB as well as the team’s quarterback. He currently slots in as a 3-Star prospect according to Rivals.
It’s always a question when you see a guy blow past defenders on tape of, “are they fast or just running against slow people?” In the case of Stevenson, it’s legit as he consistently records 40-yard dash times in the 4.4s confirmed by Wake. The ACC Atlantic has really stepped up in the receiver department looking at guys like Zay Flowers, Jaquarii Roberson, Donavon Greene, CJ Lewis, Clemson as a whole, and it’s only going to get better. Having guys who can keep up with the opposition, instead of getting blown by is obviously preferable and Stevenson profiles as an excellent athlete.
The most impressive thing for me is he is always making plays which show how good his timing and awareness is. His film shows someone that’s always in the right place, right time, and again the question is asked of “who are you playing against?” That’s also backed up by his camp performances where he was a lockdown guy and came away with a pick each time in the 1-on-1s. If a guy is consistently showing you he’s able to make plays, I want that guy. Especially with how the numbers have been, Wake has been incredibly stingy with visits, and ultimately offers so seeing them prioritize a guy who came in and worked out in front of them means there was a lot they saw with Stevenson.
Looking at the numbers, it’s nice because someone like Stevenson wont be asked to come in and immediately be thrown into the fire like the corners were last year. While losing Ja’Sir Taylor hurts, and assuming Ty Hardimon may move on after this year, Wake still has a bevy of options with Caelen Carson, Gavin Holmes, DaShawn Jones, KJ Trujillo and Kenneth Dicks III still there, while also leaving the door open for Isaiah Wingfield still having the ability to play in the 2022 season.
Welcome to Winston, Zamari!