“Recruiting has been going good,” said Darrell Stewart, a 6’2”, 194-pound elite WR prospect who gave his verbal prior to actually visiting the Boise campus. “To be honest, it’s been real chill. I just came back from Iowa State. It’s a pretty nice place.
“Right now, I’m still committed to Boise State. It’ll be nice to have it all settled.” If the pressure of making a final decision is getting to him, he sure isn’t showing it. Following the advice of his high school coach, Stewart is making the most of his official visits. He heads to Boise on Sept. 20 and is hoping to visit either Michigan State or LSU following that.
“I’m really trying to focus on high school, and trying to make us a better team.” he said. “Everything’s been going through my coach and he’s been the one setting me up with my visits and all that stuff.”
Though he hasn’t yet visited, Stewart was won over by the coaching staff. He values honesty and people who keep word and has been taken by the Broncos staff.
“Really, Boise has been keeping it real for a long time,” said Stewart, who has spoken with 2015 standout quarterback Brett Rypien about what it will look like with both of them playing for the Broncos. “They’ve kept their word. Coach (Junior) Adams hasn’t changed since they offered."
“Boise is a pretty impressive team with a great staff. They’re still an up-and-coming program. Nice academics, I’ve heard the facilities are nice. I’m excited to see it all.”
Stewart was most recently clocked at 4.55 in the 40-yard dash and has played quarterback receiver at the high school level. He figures to be exclusively a wideout at Boise with a little punt returning sprinkled in.
With a plan for the future beyond football, Stewart, who wants to be a dietician and physical trainer, takes pride in being a role model for his two younger siblings. As the middle child of five, he’s seen it first-hand from his older brother.
“Work hard and stay committed is what he always tried to do with me and so it’s what I try to do.”