One of the top players in the 2021 recruiting class, Stone is a dual-threat quarterback who has his choice of schools across the country.
Stone is heading into his senior season Parish Episcopal High School in Dallas, Texas. Ranked as the fourth-best dual-threat quarterback recruit in the nation, he is also the eighth-overall recruit from the state and 67th overall in the entire class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Stone has been recognized as a top player in the country for a while now and already has an offer to play in the 2021 Army All-American Game, which is one of the top games in all of high school sports.
QB Preston Stone Recruiting
Since he is such a highly-touted prospect, Preston Stone has received tons of offers from many of the nation’s top programs and coaching staffs will be working hard to bring in the talented quarterback over the next year.
All three major recruiting sites — 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals — have Stone rated as a four-star player. ESPN has him rated lower than 247Sports at 14th for his position, 8th in the state, and 85th in the entire recruiting cycle.
247Sports shows he has received 45 offers from programs all across the United State, including Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, and South Carolina, while also receiving many offers from instate schools like the Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Houston Cougars, and North Texas Mean Green.
Stone’s family aren’t strangers to the process of college football recruiting, either. His two older brothers are already playing at the next level. His brother Lindell Stone is a quarterback at Virginia while Parker Stone is a wide receiver at SMU.
Preston Stone Highlights
In one of his games during the 2019 season, he led his team to a win over the defending TAPPS D-II state champions, Trinity Christian in Cedar Hill with a 24-yard touchdown run in overtime to end the game.
According to statistics kept by MaxPreps, Stone finished his junior season with 3,271 passing yards, 37 touchdowns against only four interceptions, then ran for 876 yards and another 11 scores. That performance put him over 10,000 passing yards, 100 passing touchdowns and 1,000 rushing yards during his high school career with another season to play.
Stone led Parish Episcopal to a 12-1 record and the school’s first TAPPS Division I state championship.
UPDATE: At the 2020 All-American Bowl, Stone announced a verbal commitment to the SMU Mustangs, shocking many in the college football world as he passed on offers from Alabama, LSU and Penn State among big-time others.
This article was originally published November 22, 2019. It was updated following the conclusion of the season, and Stone’s verbal commitment in January.