A Definite Impact

Returning to Wisconsin a little over a month after he received his Badgers offer, Stugis (MI) junior quarterback Chance Stewart wants to show his mother what UW was all about. After a one-day visit, the Badgers clearly are his early favorite

MADISON - No matter what happens with the recruitment of Sturgis (MI) junior quarterback Chance Stewart, the Badgers can take solace in the fact that no team was as aggressive this early as they were.

Having the potential to be one of the top Midwest quarterbacks by the time he signs his letter of intent in 2014, Stewart picked up his first BCS offer from Wisconsin following the school's June high school summer camp and returned to Madison Tuesday with his mother to get a closer look at his biggest offer.

"My dad has seen the Madison campus before and he really likes it but my mom has never seen the Wisconsin campus and she wanted to see it because she knows that my dad and I both like the campus," Stewart told Badger Nation. "My mom wanted to see everything and we want to know what she thinks of Madison and the campus."

With Stewart visiting the Madison campus again this coming week and with his talks with coach Faulkner, Stewart has learned plenty about the Badgers.

"I've learned that they are very interested in me because I got that offer pretty early from them and I was very happy about the offer because they are my first BCS offer," Stewart said. "But I've also learned about the history of the Badgers football program and I'm very impressed by it."

Being recruited by first year tight ends coach Eddie Faulkner, the 6-5, 208-pound Stewart said that him and Faulkner are still building their relationship but it's becoming a good relationship, especially after the two got a chance to talk during his visit.

According to Stewart, the Badgers coaching staff has had more summer contact with him than home-state Michigan, having no dialogue with the Wolverines since their June camp.

"I just have a good feel about the camp and the coaches," said Stewart. "I thought I threw the ball extremely better in the afternoon. Overall I was pleased with how I played and finished the Badger camp.

"I have a strong relationship with coach B. He's really easy to talk to and seems like he'd be a great coach to play for. I also really like coach Canada. That's the type of coach I'd like to play for in the future."

In addition to holding an offer from Western Michigan and camping with Michigan and UW, Stewart attended camps at Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Western Michigan, going into each camp with the mindset to take his game to another level.

"I've worked on a lot this summer with my game but this summer I've mostly worked on my footwork," Stewart said. "I want to clean up my drops and make them quicker."

Fans who follow college football recruiting believe if the Wolverines do extend an offer, Michigan that Stewart would accept the offer. According to Stewart that is not the case.

"Wisconsin and Michigan would both be even and they would be at the top," Stewart said. "I like those two schools a lot."

Leading his team to a 7-3 record last season and the school's first playoff appearance in roughly eight years, Stewart threw for around 1,400 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Stewart said he'll ‘definitely' be back to Wisconsin in the fall.


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