One of the most under-rated offensive line prospects in Texas is Dallas Jesuit offensive guard Reggie Stephens. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder has plenty of schools that have offered him a scholarship and he’s also enjoyed Jesuits transfer from a TAPPS school to playing UIL competition.
“It’s about the same as I thought it would be,” Stephens said when asked about the move from playing only private schools to playing against Texas’ top teams now.
“We’re 2-1, but we have a lot of new leadership, and we’ve taken a different mentality to the season. We’re now going to go into each game thinking that we’re going to win them.
“We’re not there to just start playing against good competition. We’re there to win some games and win district. I’m through losing.”
Stephens and his teammates are off this weekend because it played in zero week. Then they begin the challenge of playing district competition.
Stephens’ phone has been quite busy since coaches could begin to call again. After September 1, he’s talked to coaches from Utah, Kansas State, Iowa, Baylor and MIaim of Ohio.
“Utah and I talked for probably the longest,” Stephens said. “I’ve loosely set up visits with both Utah and Kansas State. Utah wants me to come out there the first weekend in December and K-State wants me to come there the second weekend. It all really depends on how far we go into the playoffs, too.”
Stephens said he did get to watch Kansas State and Utah play recently on national television.
“K-State didn’t look too good yesterday,” Stephens said. “But that’s why they’re recruiting a guy like me. I can get up there and help them on the offensive line. I was really impressed with Utah. We ran basically the same offense they did last year, so it was kind of cool to see what they’re able to do.”