Instead he is playing at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga. and he is happy to be where he is at.
"We moved up here for a better life," Stafford told Scout. "We just thought it would be better for our family and I like it. I like where I am at."
The 6-foot-3, 210 pound quarterback has started since game three of his freshman season and he is starting to see schools take interest in him.
"I know some coaches have stopped by the school and talked to my coach about me, but the schools I have been getting letters from are South Carolina, Clemson, and Georgia. I know I am only a sophomore, so things are just getting started."
Stafford plans to attend camps this summer at the three schools that are showing interest in him at this time.
He hopes to showcase his talents in Athens, Columbia, and Death Valley.
"I just want to do well in front coaches so they know what type of player I am," the 2014 prospect said. "I think I am a smart quarterback that can read coverages, make good decisions, and lead a team."
Florida State, Georgia, and South Carolina are high on his list early.