Three-star TE Ryan Hewitt from Mullen High School in Denver committed to Stanford back in June. Things have been quiet on the recruiting front for him until recently.
Hewitt made a surprise visit to Cal two weeks ago and followed that up with a visit to Stanford the following week. Scout.com caught up with Hewitt to see how the visits went, why he tripped Cal and if his Stanford commit was still solid.
"I just wanted to check it out," Hewitt says of Cal. "They are my second option in case I do not get into Stanford."
He adds, "I have been on campus before. I really didn't see anything I haven't seen before except for the dorms."
"The coaches made no pressure for me to de-commit and commit to them. They just said to play it out and see what happens." Cal offered Hewitt in June, a few weeks before he committed to the Cardinal.
Hewitt (6-4 225) committed to Stanford on an unofficial visit, so he obviously has seen the campus. Like Cal, he said he did not see much new he just said he "wanted to see the game day atmosphere".
Quarterback Andrew Luck was his host and after speaking with Coach Harbaugh, Hewitt says he is still "comfortable" with his decision.
He comments, "I talked with Coach Harbaugh about how I fit into the program and he said he likes that I am a dual-threat tight end that can block and catch."
Stanford has two other highly regarded TEs also committed to them and Hewitt says this does not bother him. "I can't shy away from competition," he says.
So in the end, Hewitt says he will not be taking any more official visits. He has completed the application process with Stanford and expects to hear an answer in the next two weeks.
Until then, Hewitt and his Mullen teammates are in the secnd round of the state playoffs. They face Parker Chaparral this week. On the year Hewitt has caught 24 passes for 350 yards and 4 scores.
Stanford Commit Talks Official Visits
Scout Football Top Stories
TBT: Heisman Finalists as Seniors on ScoutOn 'Throwback Thursday' Scout rewinds the recruiting clock to take a look at this year's Heisman Trophy finalists as prospects coming out of high school.
Scout Football10:27 AM
East Region Trend MeterThe latest recruiting trends with key prospects in the East Region's 2017 class.
Scout Football9:00 AM
Big 12 Recruiting Notebook (12/8/16)News, notes, and recruiting scoop out of the Big 12...
Scout Football8:43 AM
2017 Under Armour All-America Game RosterCheck out the roster for the 2017 UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida on January 1st...
Scout Football8:00 AM
2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl RosterCheck out the roster for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas on January 7th...
Scout Football8:00 AM