David Stone

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 283

Prospect Info

  • High School IMG Academy
  • City Bradenton, FL
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Oklahoma Sooners

  • Jersey #0
  • Class FR
  • Age 18

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 8/26/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 01/03/2024

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Reminds Us Of

Leonard Taylor III Miami Hurricanes

A disruptive force in the middle with a promising build that likes to initiate action and make life difficult for opposing quarterbacks. Made play after play at IMG Academy and oftentimes took over games when they mattered the most, like in an nationally-televised contest against St. Joseph’s Prep where he was credited with a strip-sack, a half dozen pressures and multiple tackles for loss. Carries 280 pounds like its 225 pounds on a verified 6-foot-4 frame that’s fitted with near 35-inch arms. Wins more times than not with his first-step, but the X-factor appears to be his active, heavy hands as he will use a variety of different moves to maneuver his way into the backfield. Tape shows a more linear rusher at this stage, but the lateral quickness is there to make stops outside of his lane. Needs to improve at anchoring against the run, but can get off blocks better than most his age and is likely only going to get better at holding up traffic after a year or two in a college weight room. Worked out of multiple alignments throughout prep career, but future is likely on the interior as a 5 or 3-technique. Should be viewed as one of the top defensive linemen in the 2024 cycle and a potential impact player on Saturdays that can morph into an early-round NFL Draft pick with plenty of seasoning. Could thrive in a defensive scheme that wants to twist its tackles given how he builds momentum and finishes.

H.S. Athletic Background

Started prep career off at Del City in Oklahoma where he also competed in shot put and discus.
As a freshman, threw 44-1 in the shot and 99-10 in discus.
2024: Named defensive MVP of the Polynesian Bowl after returning a fumble for a score in Hawaii. Totaled 2 tackles in the Under Armour All-America Game.
2023: MaxPreps All-American. Star player for an IMG Academy squad that went 10-0 while playing a national schedule and finished ranked No. 4 in the MaxPreps Top 25. Credited with 4 QBH and 2 TFL in season-opening victory at Lipscomb Academy. Had a pick-six against Indianapolis Ben Davis.
2022: MaxPreps Junior All-American. Part of an IMG Academy defense that forced 30 turnovers and gave up just 3.0 points per game. The unit also held opponents to just 2.1 yards per rush and 3.7 yards per pass. Recored a pair of sacks against Baltimore St. Frances Academy to close out the season.
-Andrew Ivins

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