|Position||DL||Height||6-2||Weight||240||40 speed||4.75||School||Gateway||Hometown||Monroeville, PA||Incoming Year||2009|
|Offered By||NC State, West Virginia, Rutgers, Miami, Iowa, and Wisconsin|
Initially posted by NickSkin on 05/12/08 at 9:46 am
2009 PROSPECT: BJ is the younger brother of Miami DE Jordan Stevens. Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway was home to a handful of Division I prospects in 2008 and is loaded with talent again in 2009 including 6-foot-2, 240-pound defensive end B.J. Stevens. Stevens landed 5 early offers from ACC, Big East and Big 10 schools. As a Junior, Stevens helped his team to the state semifinals and an 11-2 season. He had 14 sacks and 102 tackles. Big time speed. He bench presses 305 pounds and can squat 450. Stevens has a 3.0 GPA. Gateway HC Terry Smith on Stevens:
""He is a high energy guy. He plays fast and is athletic. He is a good pass rusher who led our teams in sacks. He had 14 sacks this past year."
Posted by NickSkin at 9:09 am
Some BJ Stevens articles:
Posted by NickSkin at 4:50 pm
B.J. is a Redhawk!!!
Posted by NickSkin at 2:39 pm
Stevens is a high-motor kid. He plays the game with a lot of effort and energy. He also comes across on film as fairly heady player. He has adequate size and lacks the ideal height you would like, but carries decent bulk. He has a solid get-off. He is active with his hands and stays busy from snap to whistle trying to get to the ball. He can create some separation and does a solid job of being able to shed. He is best on the move and does an adequate job at the point of attack. He displays solid speed and pursues to the ball. Takes good angles and is a good wrap-up tackler. He is productive rushing the passer. Can make an up-field charge and will attack the outside shoulder. Displays the ability to use his hands and can counter inside. Will take some risks trying to beat his man. It is tough to not like Stevens. He plays hard and finds ways to get around the ball. You wish he had a little better size potential, but displays the ability to be a solid defender at the college level.
-Per ESPN’s Scouts, Inc.
Scout’s Grade of “77”
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