Gabe Stephens

  • Pos OLB
  • Height 6-3.25
  • Weight 225

Prospect Info

  • High School Mountain Island Charter
  • City Mount Holly, NC
  • Exp 2021 - ...

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Jersey #34
  • Class FR
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9175
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 2/7/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/20/2020

Brandon Huffman
Brandon Huffman National Recruiting Editor

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Christian Miller Carolina Panthers

Long arms and lengthy frame with room to add much more weight and bulk. Instinctive athlete standing off the edge with burst getting off the line. Can stick foot in the ground and change directions explosively. Can drop in to space and cover with active hands and plus ball skills. Speed to close in on the ball carrier. Can line up at receiver and be a red zone threat. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and third-day NFL draft selection.

Athletic Background

A four-star prospect listed as the nation’s No. 11 athlete and the No. 14 player in North Carolina in the 247Sports Composite • Ranked as the No. 19 outside linebacker and the No. 13 player in the state by Rivals • Tabbed as the nation’s No. 20 safety and the No. 23 player in the state according to ESPN • An SI All-America candidate prior to his senior season • Named to the Butkus Award watch list prior to his senior season • A second-team All-Gazette and All-Southern Piedmont 1-A selection as a junior despite missing the first five games of the season • Tallied 85 tackles, 11 sacks and 25 TFL • Scored four TDs on offense • Posted 118 tackles, five sacks and nine TFL as a sophomore • Made at least 10 tackles in eight games that year • Also caught 10 passes for 215 yards and four TDs • Added 40 tackles and two sacks as a freshman • Also participated in basketball and track and field • Coached by Robert Washington.

Connections

  • Calvin Stephens Father

    Offensive lineman at South Carolina and played for the New England Patriots in 1991 and 1992.

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