Asked to give us the rundown of this past season for West Forsyth Stamper responded, "I had 127 tackles and 17 tackles for loss this past year. We were 7-4 on the year."
Stamper has garnered interest from some of the top programs in the southeast region and deservedly so. When queried about the strengths of his game on the gridiron Stamper replied, "My strengths are my speed and probably having a nose for the ball. Plus being all over the field." This offseason though the young safety will continue to try and improve his abilities in a few areas. "I probably will try to get a little bigger and gain some weight. I'd also like to get faster."
So far this offseason has been fairly busy for Stamper as he's already made trips for junior days to North Carolina and N.C. State. He has also made the trip to Gainesville to see the Florida Gators unofficially as well. Wake Forest also hosted him during a basketball game while another trip to see the Virginia was canceled due to inclement weather.
"When looking at school I'm basically trying to see how they'll use me. I want to play safety in college. Another thing that's important is how comfortable I am with the coaches."
Holding strong at one offer currently Stamper will probably get some more offers in the near future but the North Carolina native made no qualms about his status. "I like Wake Forest a lot but I want to see how everything else goes through the spring and summer." Looking to impress more coaches Stamper informed us that he'll be in Durham this weekend for Scout.com's combine. There Stamper will compete with other players in the area to try and boost his stock with the schools showing major interest.
"I'm hoping to try and make my decision before my senior year," Stamper told us. College coaches will have that time frame to try and impress the youngster with their program and education.
Interesting fact: John says he likes to watch John Lynch and Troy Polamalu to try and learn from and pattern his game after.
West Forsyth S John Stamper