Height/Weight: 5-11, 180 pounds
High School (Location): Independence (Charlotte, N.C.)
Position: Defensive back
When did he commit? August 1, 2015
Who recruited him? Defensive Coordinator Jesse Minter
Ratings: Rivals (2-star, 5.2) 247Sports Composite (unrated)
- Versatility to play cornerback or safety
- Zone coverage
- Ball-hawkish tendencies
- Solid tackler
- Man coverage - tends to play off man too much which can allow for quite a bit of separation
- Only decent speed
What to Expect
Cedric Stone should be a solid player for the Panthers eventually, but he'll need a couple of years before he's ready. As of right now, he's still pretty raw as a player. With his tackling abilities, he could end up at safety, but with his size, he could also play cornerback. I'll say he ends up at free safety.
For this year, I think he's a definite redshirt, but he's coming in with a good class of defensive backs. There's a ton of potential here, but Stone will need to refine himself as a player for that to come through.