The Wahoos join UCLA as suitors for the Woodeberry Forest (Va.) 2017 quarterback-UVa offering the playmaker after the most recent one-day camp.
"Coach(Steve) Fairchild offered me. He took us on tour and then he took us to his office. We talked for a little bit-that's when he offered.
"He was a very nice guy. He definitely had a lot of cool things to teach especially mechanically. He pointed a lot of things that as a player you don't really notice. So in terms of coaching he was definitely up there because of how applicable his coaching was. "
Stone was able to get coached up by Fairchild during camp, but he also had the chance to get to know Jon Tenuta. Stone, along with his father, were able to talk to the UVa defensive coordinator for about an hour.
"As a team during early ball last year we went to a UVa practice, he is a pretty crazy guy out in the field. Obviously I'm from Dallas, and he coached at SMU 89-93, which is right after the death penalty, and I have been an SMU fan my whole life, just growing up around there. He was really familiar with the area, and we just talked a little big about Dallas.
"I thought it was really cool that he was talking to me rather than recruit me.-just had a nice talk rather than hear a pitch about the school. It makes you feel more comfortable and more at home. I guess even though he is a coach, it gives you a friend I guess you can say. "
Virginia has also offered Stone's teammate 2016 offensive tackle Clark Yarbrough. And Yarbrough, who has followed UVa sports his whole life, was definitely excited for Stone.
"I checked my phone right after I left the offices and sure enough I saw Clark's text asking me if they had offer. That was pretty funny."
Virginia, however, was not his only stop. Stone was able to take a trip to College Park and visit Maryland as well.
"It was really great. I got to watch a little bit of the work outs which was neat. The university overall was really impressive. I didn't really know too much about Maryland and academically especially it was really impressive. They made a great point about all the internships within the Washington area-all the jobs and the opportunities to work. It was really impressive; Maryland is a great school. "
Stone knows what he wants in a college, and it's simple. "Education is the top priority when choosing a school for right now," said Stone. With that in mind, he will be investigating the Ivies next.
"I'm going to Boston later for a camp for Ivy league schools and other division three schools, so really for the Ivy league schools that are up there. Just to get in front of Ivy league schools because that is something I have my eye on. "