Where is he from?
Being from Indiana myself, I have had the chance to see Tommy Stevens in action when he was only a high school three-star prospect. Stevens played both basketball and football at Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Entering his senior year of high school, he made the decision to play only football considering his minutes and production on the basketball court was limited. Playing in Indiana’s 5A class, one below the highest level of 6A, Stevens was given the chance to demonstrate his talents against proven opponents like Cathedral, a multiple-time state champion.
Throughout his senior season, Stevens led his team to an 8-3 record and finished his season with 1,891 passing yards and 16 touchdowns in 11 games.
While he was unable to lead his team to a state championship, his individual statistics were fairly impressive. Not only was Steven’s QB rating 102.1, but what appealed as a prospect to college teams was his ability to create plays with his arm and his legs.
While Stevens may have not eclipsed 2,000 yards through the air, he easily reached that milestone in terms of all-purpose yards due to his mobility. In his senior year, Stevens scrambled for 842 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Steven managed to average around 5 yards per carry and 76.5 yards per game. While his team may have underperformed when it came to a deep tournament run, Stevens still proved to be valuable enough to become the 11th ranked prospect in Indiana.