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Holt, Cole lead at South Stanly

Norwood (N.C.) South Stanly is home to a few Division I prospects. Leading the way is 6-foot-4, 215-pound athlete Jalen Holt.
"He moved out of the area and went to North Stanly last season, but he came back this semester and is now more of a safety," South Stanly head coach Luke Little said. "He can possibly gain weight to be an outside linebacker. He was offensive player of the year as a sophomore for us at quarterback.
"He's a good athlete, but I think he can play linebacker or safety. He's got a long, big body and could easily put on another 20 or 30-pounds, he's lanky. He was all-conference this year."
Colleges are aware of Holt despite the moves.
"Duke, NC State, Clemson, Virginia Tech and a lot of the ACC have called about him," he said. "He went and visited Duke last weekend.
"I feel he would have offers if he would have stayed here last year, but some schools lost contact with him."
Holt isn't the only prospect to watch though.
"We've got a 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman Wes Cole," he said. "Clemson is pretty heavy on him along with NC State. He went to Duke last weekend too. He's a very hard worker, a smart kid with a 3.2 GPA.
"He is just going to grow into that body. He's pretty athletic too; he's long, lanky and can dunk a basketball. On the field, it's just his aggressiveness."
Not just prospects for this year, South Stanly has a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker to watch for 2013 too.
"We've got a freak athlete in Jordan Storms," he said. "This was his first year every playing football. He was a linebacker and tight end for us. He's probably the best athlete in school. He started basketball and baseball as a freshman.
"Wake Forest already came in and fell in love with him. The sky is the limit cause he's got two years left."
Already strong comparisons are being made.
"I talked to the coach from Anson and he thought Jordan could be as good as Stephone, he's tall, lanky and just cut up and he's only 15-years old."
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