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UNDER THE RADAR: Pine Bluff's Rod Stinson Jr.

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Pine Bluff defender Rod Stinson Jr. (18) tackles Greenwood receiver Peyton Holt during the Class 6A state championship game on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Little Rock.
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Pine Bluff defender Rod Stinson Jr. (18) tackles Greenwood receiver Peyton Holt during the Class 6A state championship game on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Little Rock.

Each Wednesday we feature an in-state prospect that could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Pine Bluff’s Rod Stinson Jr.:

CLASS: 2019

POSITION: FS- WR

SIZE: 5-10, 190

SPEED: 4.43

STATS: 33 tackles, 20 pass breakups, 6 interceptions, 3 returned for touchdowns, 14 receptions for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns.

OFFER: Arkansas Tech

SHOWING INTEREST: Memphis, La. Tech, ULM, Texas State, OBU, UAM, Harding

BASEBALL: RHP, SS, Catcher

STATS: .440 BA, 33 hits, 23 singles, 9 doubles, HR, 27 RBI, 21 runs, .494 OBP, 4.94 ERA

FATHER: Rod Stinson played running back at Arkansas from 1997-2000

COACH: Bobby Bolding

“He’s football smart and he’s book smart. He’s a leader, but not so much verbally, but by the way he works. He works his tail off. He’s a great athlete. He ran a 4.43, so he has speed. He’s faster than his dad was in high school. We’ve been giving his dad a hard time about that.”

GROWN UP AROUND FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL:

“I’ve been here 11 years so he was up here running around in the summers when we were doing workouts throwing balls against the wall. There was always a ball in his hand. He’s a great baseball player, too. So he’s probably going to have his choice between the two sports.”

VERSATILE:

“He could play a lot of positions. He’s probably a better corner than he is a safety, but he can get our guys lined up. He can be the quarterback back there on defense. Offensively, he’s a receiver, but he could go back to tailback for us if he needed to. He’s probably our emergency quarterback as well because he’s so smart and can do a little bit of everything. He return punts. I probably won’t put him back on kickoffs because I have to rest him at some point in time.”

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