Woodberry Forest Freshman QB Receives Offer From UCLA
Woodberry Forest back-up Quarterback Lindell Stone strolled into school with a reputation.
Woodberry's starting QB, Hunter Etheridge explained, "He's kind of the freshman that everybody looks at...he's the cool kid on campus."
The 6'1'' 180 pound QB had a break out performance at the Elite 11 Nike camp in San Francisco that turned heads of some of the biggest college programs in the nation.
Etheridge said, "He has another three years after I leave so I mean this program could be very special."
"He's one of the humble most soft spoken guy you could ever meet," said Woodberry QB coach Ryan Alexander. He added, "He's really mature for his age."
UCLA offered him a scholarship as an eighth grader, meaning he hadn't even taken a snap at Woodberry Forest.
"I wouldn't say pressure but a different standard," said Stone. Stone elaborated, "I think that's a good thing also. It pushes me everyday...It's definitely something I've always wanted to do and prove everyone wrong that said I couldn't."
Stone's family lives in Dallas, Texas. He made the decision to come to the boarding school this summer after attending Woodberry Forest's camp.
Stone said, "what I've learned here is that everyone cares about each other and everyone wants all of us to succeed rather than someone trying to tear someone down and make yourself better...It's a great environment to be in especially in such a crucial time in your life."
The freshman still has 4 seasons left in a Woodberry jersey. His main focuses are to improve and get better and bring multiple prep league championships.
"It's weird but everyone's helped me out so I feel at home," said Stone. He added, "coming out to practice is the best part of my day and its great to be around everyone."
Stone doesn't have one school in mind yet, and hasn't even considered the NFL. Stone is trying to focus on what place would be the best for him to develop as a person.
Stone said, "Whatever will help me through my whole life and not just four years. What degree will carry me to better jobs and have better success in life, that's where I will end up. Wherever that is I have no clue."
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In 2014-15, the Cavaliers will play Virginia Tech, Louisville, Wake Forest and NC State two times each. Virginia will host Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest at John Paul Jones Arena.Full Story