Texas High School Football
UCLA offers football scholarship to Southlake freshman quarterback Lindell Stone
As if there were any doubt that Texas high school football is serious business, an incoming freshman quarterback at Southlake Carroll has been offered a scholarship by UCLA. Lindell Stone just finished the eighth grade and has yet to take a snap on a freshman, JV or varsity level. But the 6-foot-2, 190-pound pocket passer clearly impressed the Bruins of UCLA during spring camps in California.
As reported by ESPN, Stone showed off his solid decision-making at the Elite 11 regional competition in San Francisco this past spring. And the college scouts liked what they saw.
Lindell Stone just finished the eighth grade and has yet to take a snap on a freshman, JV or varsity level.
ESPN reporter Damon Sayles also said that Stone’s maturity, arm strength and coachability gave him a “sky is the limit” kind of potential.
Of course, being in the class of 2017 means that there’s plenty of time before college, and anything could happen. But Southlake Carroll is something of a quarterback factory lately.
Chase Daniel and Greg McElroy both prepped at Southlake before moving on to Missouri and Alabama and then the NFL. Daniel placed fourth in Heisman voting in 2007, and McElroy was the starting quarterback when Alabama won the BCS National Championship over Texas in 2009.
Southlake most recently graduated Kenny Hill, who signed with Texas A&M after being named the 2012 Gatorade Texas Player of the Year and leading Southlake to the 2011 5A Division I state championship.
Two-a-days are only a couple of months away for Stone and the rest of the Dragons. Stone will probably have more scholarship offers than he count by the time he’s a junior. But at least he knows who asked him first.