Posted: 12:42 pm Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Recruiting: Dwyer’s Clint Stephens chooses Bowling Green 

By Anthony Chiang

After Dwyer’s Alonzo Smith and Ezra Saffold made their college decisions earlier in the week, Clint Stephens made his Thursday.

Stephens verbally committed to Bowling Green, choosing the Falcons over Toledo. Stephens visited Bowling Green last weekend and came back impressed, canceling his scheduled visit to Toledo for the upcoming weekend.

“He had a great time on his visit,” Dwyer coach Jack Daniels. “He loves it up there.”

Although Stephens played wide receiver and defensive back in high school, Bowling Green plans to use him as a cornerback.

As a senior, he helped Dwyer win its second state football title in school history. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Stephens caught 21 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns, but an ankle injury limited him for the second half of his senior season.

Stephens is ranked as the 10th-best recruit on PBGametime’s Class of 2014 Big Board, and 24-7 Sports rates him as a three-star prospect. He will join Dwyer grads Darrell Hunter II, a defensive back, and Mike Minns, a defensive lineman, on Bowling Green’s roster.

Bowling Green posted a 10-4 record last season, beating Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

“If you look on the roster, Bowling Green has a bunch of South Florida kids,” Daniels said. “If you look at the way they’ve turned the program around, I think South Florida kids have contributed a lot to that success.”

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