Teammate and best friend Kyle Jarrett agrees. "John is one of the best players around here," Jarrett said. "He's been like that since his freshman year. He's my best friend and without a doubt schools will offer him soon. He's a great player. Schools are going to really be recruiting him but I hope Wake jumps on him early."
The Demon Deacons would likely recruit him to play safety at the next level, a position he has manned at West Forsyth in recent years. "He mainly plays free safety," Jarrett noted. "He can return kicks, he runs a 4.4. He can play wide receiver, running back, anything. He's also a very good baseball player. He's probably one of the best if not the best in this county or anywhere around. He's so versatile. He can do anything."
While teammate and friend Kyle Jarrett believes he is already one of the top prospects in the area, Stamper knows he must continue to improve to prepare for the college level –- and his friendship with Jarrett has helped him do so already. "Right now it's just working on my speed, trying to get bigger," Stamper said. "Kyle's gotten a lot bigger and he's helped me out – it's just a competition thing to try to get better."
Although contact from colleges should begin to really pick up once the season begins, Stamper has already impressed Wake Forest coaches at the Deacons' summer camp earlier this year.
Expect Wake Forest -- and a host of other schools -- to recruit Stamper hard out of the class of 2007.