Jared Stutzman, a 6’5″ small forward in the 2014 class, gave Rex Walters and the Dons a commitment early this morning. This is from Stuzman’s twitter account:
Stutzman is a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho and goes to Bonneville High School. Rivals lists him as a three star prospect, and according to Scout.com he held offers from Utah, Utah State, Weber State, Portland, and San Francisco. In an interview with premierball.com, Stutzman proclaimed that Harvard, Penn, Denver, Davidson, Stanford, Hawaii, Yale, and Miami (OH) were all showing interest as well.
Stutzman is phenomenal three-point shooter, who can score at a high rate. In his junior season, he averaged 17.6 points, 2.6 assists, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game. He shot 35% from behind the arc as well. He is playing with the Utah Prospects AAU team in the offseason.
Stutzman is a fantastic scorer to begin with, but in recent years, he has worked very hard on his rebounding and defense. In high school, he can take advantage of smaller, weaker guards. But in college, he will mostly be undersized at the 3 position, so he will need to rebound with proper technique to get by. He is listed as a shooting guard on some recruiting websites, and a small forward on others. The verdict is still out there on what position Stutzman will play at USF.
This is a enormous get for Rex Walters and his staff. Dominique O’Conner, Cody Doolin, Cole Dickerson, and De’end Parker will all have graduated by the time Stutzman steps on campus. He will help the wing depth of the Dons exponentially in the future years. His ability to shoot the three could earn him playing time early on in his career as a Don.