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Derrick Stephens

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Inside linebacker
Houston, Texas
Cypress Falls
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  • Ht:6'3"
  • Wt:240 lbs
  • 40:4.51 secs
  • Bench Max:320
  • Vertical:36 inches
  • Class:2007 (High School)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Texas A&MCOMMITTED (02/06/2006)Offered01/19/2007Jim Bob Helduser
Texas TechNoneNone

Scouting Report on Derrick Stephens

by Mike Farrell - 06/20/2006
Stephens is a read and react linebacker with good pursuit speed and a physical nature. He takes on blockers well and plays off them to stay in position to make the tackle. Stephens is good at recognizing the screen pass and closes fast on running backs. He’s good in coverage, especially zone where he has a knack for reading the quarterback’s eyes. Stephens is an effective blitzer and disguises well. He can overcommit at times and get out of position and he has trouble taking on bigger blockers, but he doesn’t shy away from contact and hustles. Stephens would be a great fit in a 3-4 defense with his long frame, ability to cover and his smarts. He takes good angles for the most part and is a sure tackler. Stephens has the size and speed to cover tight ends although he needs to add strength and bulk. Stephens projects as a strongside linebacker in college.

Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.

Latest News

More than ever, new coaches must win now06/02/2008 Rivals.com College Football

There will be 18 new coaches in Division I-A this season. If recent history is a guide, half of them will be gone by 2013. As Rivals.com's Mike Huguenin tells us in his weekly look inside college football, the days of a "five-year plan" for new coaches like Paul Johnson are long gone.

Future Aggie defenders shine at Bayou Bowl06/11/2007AggieYell.com
Stephens getting ready for Division I football04/04/2007AggieYell.com
National Signing Day ceremonies02/13/2007AggieYell.com
2007 National Signing Day in pictures02/08/2007AggieYell.com
Big 12 Signing Day dream team02/08/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Best friends will continue playing together at A&M02/08/2007AggieYell.com
A&M picks up difference makers on defense02/07/2007AggieYell.com
Stephens, Holland enjoy trip to Aggieland01/21/2007AggieYell.com
AMP: Stephens looks comfortable at A&M07/17/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stephens shows his stuff at state 7-on-707/16/2006AggieYell.com
Texas 7-on-7: Quarterbacks come to play07/14/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tidbits: Championship weekend07/13/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Longhorns cleaning up in Texas07/06/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tidbits: Finding out-of-state success06/21/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Texas tidbits: Horns find room for more06/07/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
New Rivals100 goes against traditional trends06/06/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tidbits: Horns ready to finish in-state05/03/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stephens solid to A&M04/20/2006AggieYell.com
Texas tidbits: Quarterbacks leaving home04/19/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stephens still looking?04/18/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tidbits: Williams next in line at A&M03/22/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tidbits: Aggies picking up steam03/08/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Aggies add difference makers03/06/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Longhorns going after A&M commit02/27/2006Orangebloods.com
Texas tidbits: Horns prepare for big weekend02/21/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Stephens makes contact02/15/2006Rivals.com
Stephens ends his recruitment02/07/2006AggieYell.com
Junior LB on the scene with offer01/18/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting


Year TckSckIntBR
2006 (Sr.)86---
2005 (Jr.)76114