Kansas State commit Dorian Stephens, out of Blue Valley High School, was named to the Kansas Football Coaches Association 6A All-State team.
Dorian played in 8 games, collected 17 receptions for 280 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also ran the ball 6 times for 33 yards, and returned 4 kicks for 52 yards. While these stats seem a bit underwhelming, Blue Valley employs a run heavy attack that relies on quarterback Greyson Holbert’s running ability over his passing acumen.
Stephens saved his best for last in a 28-21 loss to Olathe North. He pulled down 5 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. Blue Valley was forced to pass after falling down early, and struggled, with Holbert throwing 4 interceptions, showing why they used the passing attack sparingly even with Stephens and Wildcat legacy (and future Wildcat...I’m blogging it into existence) Sterling Lockett at their disposal. Blue Valley finished the season at 6-2 overall, and was ranked as 10th overall team in Kanas per MaxPreps.
The 6’2, 185 pound Stephens is a composite 3* (85) and ranked as the 6th overall prospect in Kansas. He’s ranked as the 162nd best wide receiver and 1134th best player overall in the nation. He has the potential to see early playing time for a Kansas State team in need of wide receiver depth.