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A Closer Look at Nebraska 2021 QB Prospect Preston Stone

May 10, 2019

This week, sources have indicated that quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco is making his way through Texas to evaluate quarterbacks for the class of 2021. The Huskers have the great luxury of being able to really focus on the 2021 group since they have their man for 2020, Logan Smothers. 

Sources tell Hail Varsity that Verduzco stopped through Parish Episcopal School to see 4-star (HV Rating: 94.9) quarterback Preston Stone‍ on Wednesday. Here’s Stone tossing the pigskin earlier this spring. 

Stone is one of the most highly-sought after recruits out there right now regardless of age. Heading into his junior year of high school, he already has more than 40 reported offers including Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama, Florida and USC among many others. He is the younger brother of Virginia quarterback Lindell Stone and a likely future 5-star. 

It’s easy to see why. As a sophomore, he threw for 3,531 yards and 44 touchdowns and also rushed for 444 yards and nine touchdowns. On film, Stone throws with accuracy and good velocity. He’s a good athlete but he does not look to run first, instead preferring to use his feet to set up a big pass play. He wears No. 2 because he grew up loving Johnny Manziel and does have some of that gunslinger mentality in him. 

There are some questions about level of competition since he plays at a small private school but Stone has the potential to be a multi-year starter at the college level. He will have no shortage of options and the Texas schools are on him heavily so it will be intriguing to see if Nebraska can get him on campus. 

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