Cibolo (Texas) Steele 2014 running back Justin Stockton began the 2012 season with a bang.
In Week 0 Stockton posted 261 yards and 4 TDs on rival San Antonio Madison. In Week 1 Converse Judson was the victim as he cruised to 235 yards and 2 more TDs. Against Kerrville Tivy in Week 2 he rushed 13 times for 125 yards and 2 TDs. Then in Week 3 he went for 109 yards and touchdown runs of 21 and 44 yards each versus Austin Westlake.
Through 4 games he is averaging over 9 yards a carry with touchdown runs of 75, 66, 56, and 51 yards, and a grand total of 726 yards and 10 TDs on 78 carries.
The success is not surprising. Stockton first burst on the scene as a freshman when he rushed for 521 yards and 6 TDs on 47 carries behind five-star running back Malcolm Brown. Then he showed he could take on an expanded role as a sophomore in 2011 when he for 1519 yards and 13 TDs on 168 carries.
The 5-9, 175-pound speedster has shown a combination of speed, vision, and quickness that has had college coaches taking notice the last few years. However, he has done his part to make sure he had their attention as he begins his junior season.
Stockton has received the most attention from Boise State, Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M, and UCLA, and has already been offered by Boise State. As a junior he is enjoying the attention from everyone.
"I like all of them," Stockton said. "I'm open to any college."
Growing up he does not claim many favorites, but when push comes to shove there was one program he took a little more interest in.
"I'll say Alabama was the biggest one," Stockton said. "My uncle always told me Nick Saban was a great coach and they have a great football team and football program. But every college has a great football program so I have to find one."
He does not have any unofficial visits on his mind right now, instead he is focused on doing his part to guide Steele to their third straight state championship game.