North Little Rock, Ark. athlete Van Stumon has been one of the fastest rising prospects in the South over the summer. He dominated a very talented Arkansas camp and his video is a sight to see and for the first time he names a top three.
"Right now Arkansas, Purdue and LSU are my top three schools," Stumon said. "LSU is the only one that hasn't offered yet and I get some stuff from them and all. Out of those three they are all pretty equal. I grew up an LSU fan, but I always wanted Arkansas to do well."
The 6-foot-2, 238-pound Stumon runs the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds, has a 260-pound bench press and a 340-pound squat.
"I will probably wait until I have taken some official visits to make a decision," Stumon said. "I've been talking with Purdue trying to get an official set up with them for sometime after the season is over."
Many people don't understand the pressure for an Arkansas recruit to stay at home and play for the Hawgs. The state is 90-percent Hog fans and Arkansas is the only major school in the state. However, Stumon says the pressure doesn't bother him.
"A lot of people want me to go to Arkansas," Stumon said. "A lot of people I don't even know are telling me I should go there. I don't feel the pressure though. I just kind of do what I do and I am just focusing on having a good senior season."
Stumon is ranked as the No. 3 player in the state of Arkansas, and is a four-star prospect and a member of the prestigious Rivals 250 team.
"I saw that and that is a big honor," Stumon said. "There are so many people that play high school football across the country and to be considered one of the 250 best by somebody like Rivals is a huge honor."
As a junior Stumon collected 106 tackles for loss and 32 tackles for loss. He also racked up over 800 yards rushing.