Stewart still likes ECU

2014 Highland Community College (Kansas) defensive tackle Mickey Stewart has offers coming in left and right including one from ECU. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

After not qualifying for his signing day in 2012, Highland defensive tackle Mickey Stewart has been getting more attention from his play at the junior college level. Back in August the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle only held two offers from FBS schools.

Things change over time and for Stewart the offers are beginning to flood in.

Abilene Christian, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Arkansas State, Appalachian State, Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Idaho, Howard, Miami of Ohio, Texas Southern, Savannah State, SMU and ECU have all extended offers to Stewart.

With so many schools interested, he has narrowed it down to a list of favorites.

"My top schools are Northern Illinois, Texas Southern, Idaho, Alabama State and Indiana," said Stewart. "Northern Illinois and Indiana haven't offered yet though."

While ECU isn't in his current list of top schools, Stewart said he is still very interested in the Pirates. He's working to set up a January visit with hopes of gaining more knowledge about the school.

A successful visit could make or break Stewart's commitment.

Stewart graduated from Oswego High School in Oswego, Illinois in the class of 2012. Academics caused him to go the junior college route, but it seems to have been paying off as far as his exposure goes.

After originally signing with Arizona Western College (Zuma, AZ) right out of high school, Stewart eventually accepted an offer from Highland.

Recently he was hearing from Texas Southern, Northern Illinois, Idaho, Indiana and Alabama State most. The next couple of weeks will be huge for Stewart's recruitment since he has his eyes set on a February commitment.

If the Pirates show a little more persistence and get Stewart out for a visit, there's a chance they land another defensive tackle for the 2014 class.

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