Dwight Stephenson, Jr., a linebacker/defensive end from Boca Raton (Fla.) Pope John Paul 11, is a soft commitment to Florida. The South Florida native visited the Gators on (12/13), and he’ll take a trip to a rival school on (1/17) just to make sure that Gainesville will be the right place for him to spend the next four or five years on his life.
“I will visit Tennessee on (1/17),” Stephenson, Jr., who had 27 sacks in his senior season, said. “Tennessee has the tradition, and a solid program. I have family up there.”
Stephenson, Jr. committed to the Gators in early fall. Even though he still plans on signing with the Gators in February, he wants to visit another program before his decision becomes official.
“I will most likely stick with Florida, but I want to make sure that I’m making the right decision,” he said. “When I visit Tennessee, I will have something to compare Florida with.”
What does the 6-foot-2 and 215 pound human sack machine like about his original choice?
“I can see Florida winning a national championship in a few years, he said. “At Florida I will get early playing time plus they plan on using me as a linebacker/defensive end which I like.”
At one time he was also considering Washington, North Carolina and Notre Dame.