The recruiting world is about to hear of a player who has been flying under the radar all season long, just the way he likes it. Believe it or not this player prefers playing hard on the field without the fanfare of the media. The secret is out on this sleeper who just returned from an official visit to Washington.
The player in question is running back/linebacker Chris Stevens (6-1, 200, 4.55) from Mojave, Calif.
Stevens has already visited Fresno State, and is returning from UW.
"If Chris doesn't commit," Mojave coach Larry Satterfield said. "He has a tentative visit to Oregon on January 14th."
"Chris liked Fresno State," Satterfield said. "The big thing with Chris is he just wants to play.
"Chris would play at a junior college if was to get playing time," Satterfield said. "He's not caught up in the limelight of recruiting or big name colleges."
"Chris is really a very special young man," Satterfield said. "He's very humble, well rounded and diverse."
Stevens is a standout on both sides of the ball. As a running back, he rushed for 1,751 yards, 33 touchdowns and scored two PAT's.
On defense, Stevens accounted for 121 tackles, six fumble recoveries, two sacks and one interception.
Stevens is also is a high achiever on the track where he took the CIF Division IV 200-meter championship with a 21.7.
Stevens took unofficial visits to see games at Oregon, ASU and Fresno State.
Most schools are looking at Stevens as an outside linebacker, but Washington is now looking at him more as a linebacker.
More on this intriguing prospect later.