ArDarius Stewart works future position

ArDarius Stewart, National 100 wide receiver from Fultondale High School in Birmingham, Ala., accounted for 51 touchdowns last season. He has been recruited as an athlete with an early commitment to Alabama. Stewart talked about a particular position after spending time at camp this week.



"I went down there for one day," said Ardarius Stewart. "I worked out at receiver yesterday. I am going to go back in July for the camp. I might try working out at DB. I want to get used to playing receiver though.

"There wasn't anyone who could cover me. I felt like I did good. It's a big transition for me. Coach Groh talked to me. He said I had to beat the jam better when I first got out there. Coach Groh said I did good though."

Stewart measured 6-foot, 195-pounds in Tuscaloosa. He is a sensational athlete who stars at quarterback for his high school team.

"They are talking to me about playing slot receiver," he said. "I think it will be different. I am an athlete. I can do anything they put me at. I am willing to give it my all and do it 100-percent.

"I talked to coach Saban. He didn't know yet where they were going to play me. He wants to give me the opportunity to make that decision. He doesn't want to just stick me somewhere they may need me. He wants me to decide where I want to play."

Stewart met another National 100 member who is a future teammate.

"I saw a lot of guys out there who impressed me," Stewart said. "I talked to Altee Tenpenny. We exchanged numbers. I thought he was bigger; then he thought I was bigger than him."

Stewart will continue to improve his skills as a receiver this summer before returning to his quarterback position this fall for his senior season.

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