January 29, 2007
Michigan is the early favorite for Stonum
Dulles receiver Darryl Stonum put together a very impressive junior season and college programs have taken notice. The 6-1, 180-pound receiver recorded 1,053 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns despite missing the final game of the season with a high ankle sprain and being very limited in the Vikings first round playoff loss to Pearland. Throw in two touchdowns on punt returns and Stonum totaled 16 touchdowns on the season.
With the impressive junior season, the college recruiters have flocked to Dulles High to begin their recruitment of Stonum. Programs such as Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M amongst others have been through, but Stonum has his eye on one program more than the others right now.
"I really like Michigan right now," Stonum said. "I know the got Ryan Mallett and he was the best quarterback in the state last year. That is a big plus. Two of my teammates, Troy Woolfolk and Brandon Herron, are going to sign with Michigan and that helps. They are always top 10 ranked and I like the Big 10. The Michigan-Ohio State game looks like it would be a lot of fun to play in,"
Three other programs that would jump to the top with Michigan if they were to offer would be Texas and Alabama.
"If Texas offered, they would be near the top. My dad wants me to wait on a Texas offer. Coach Giles is writing me hand written letters and they have invited me to a junior day in February, but I will probably have track meets on those weekends. Major Applewhite came by too. Alabama took video home and has started recruiting me. I like Oklahoma as well," Stonum said.
Stonum is currently holding offers from Michigan, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas that he knows about. Stonum lists three possible junior day visits, but his busy track schedule could make them tough to get to.
"I'll probably go to junior days at Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Texas too, but I have track meets." Stonum.
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