Di’ Jon Stone | State of New York College at Buffalo | WR
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose State of New York College at Buffalo?
A: simply because it was close to home which allowed me to save a bit of money and continue working a day or two at my job
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Earning MVP of my team in Little-League (Cataract Youth Football)
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at State of New York College at Buffalo?
A: Overcoming adversity and controlling what I can control
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I plan to eventually be a film actor
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: I’m a team player, hardworking, and optimistic
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Scoring my first collegiate touchdown on a Go-Route, the corner was backed off and hardly moved as I ran right past him
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: trying to balance football, work, and school. I had to cut back on hours at work to focus on school and football and then it became tough on funds, but fortunately I secured a job on campus working with my professor a few hours out the week.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Jarvis Landry. He’s a dog and plays every play of every second of a game. I enjoy his style of play and for a while I always considered him to be looked at as an underdog. I feel like some people have similar thoughts about me due to lack of opportunity, but like Jarvis Landry, he keeps a positive attitude and continuously catches the attention of people who may of doubted him.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I have elite speed and my routes and releases are second to none. I’m always working on my game and emphasizing the things I may need to work on even if it means going all the way to the field to sharpen a route or covering various techniques off the line.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I sometimes help out one of my good friends with training young WR. This past summer he held a WR/DB Clinic and he asked for my assistance in training the WR which was structured very well.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I’m working out everyday and getting to the gym any time I can. If I get off of work too late I still make it my responsibility to get an at-home workout soon as I get in the house. My goal is to be recognized for what I can do and gain the attention from pro scouts
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be getting a workout with a pro team and eventually signing a contract for a NFL team
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: To be honest, no one. My whole life I grew up seeing everything I didn’t want to be and that influenced me to want more out of my life and to not settle for anything less than great.