Gateway Standout Makes Decision

B.J. Stevens

Gateway defensive end B.J. Stevens had a tough decision to make. Play in the powerful ACC or follow his older brother Jordan and play at Miami (Ohio) of the MAC. On Monday, we found out the answer.

Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway defensive end B.J. Stevens decided to end his recruitment today. Stevens is the second of Terry Smith's Gators to commit to a D-I school this spring joining Dorian Bell (Ohio State).

Coach Smith issued the following statement.

"B.J. Stevens of Gateway has given a verbal commitment to play at Miami of Ohio University," Smith said. "He chose Miami over North Carolina State, Indiana, Minnesota and heavy interest from Big East, Big Ten, ACC and SEC schools. He decided to join his big brother Jordan Stevens who will be a red shirt sophomore. Jordan has come out of spring ball as the starting defensive end at Miami of Ohio.

"B.J. is 6'2" 238 pounds and plays defensive end. He led Gateway with 12 Sacks last year. He also had 53 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 2 forced fumbles. He was recruited to play defensive end."

Smith will have more D-I commits as highly regarded cornerback/wide receiver Corey Brown, offensive tackle Colin Rodkey, safety Jeff Parrish and athlete Brian Williams have yet to make their decisions.

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