“[They’re] at least top-5,” Stewart told AllCyclones.com following his official visit. “It was a great visit, I understand that. They’ve got great people and they’ve got a great facility. Everything is really looking good about them, so I rank them pretty high.”
Stewart, a 6-foot-1 three-star receiver, is currently committed to Boise State, but his offers have racked up since that commitment. In addition to Iowa State, he has offers from Michigan State, LSU, Colorado, Texas Tech and Georgia among others.
He made an official visit to Ames during the weekend, where he had a chance to catch up with ISU running back Martinez Syria, a former teammate.
“I talked to Martinez for a long time,” Stewart said. “I’ve got a good relationship with Martinez. We played middle school together, we played high school together, we were very close. We talk almost on a day-to-day basis, so we have a good relationship.
“He was just telling me it’s going to be all right, I’m going to come here, it’s going to be fun, and the only thing you have to do is work hard to earn your spot.”
The Cyclones currently have one receiver commit in their 2015 Class in 6-foot-2 receiver Denver Johnson out of Oklahoma City. Stewart would add depth to a position that has become a strong suit.
Stewart has been looking at other schools since his commitment to Boise State to be sure he makes the right decision. He will visit Michigan State in late October and will visit Boise State and LSU sometime this fall, too. The hope for Stewart is to have a decision sometime in December or early January.
“[I’ve been] researching these schools and knowing who’s in front of me or how many people are in front of me or the fan base and stuff like that,” Stewart said. “I understand that I have to go to this school for four years.”
In addition to the new football facilities, which Stewart said more than impressed him, the academics at Iowa State also caught his attention during the weekend visit.
“They’ve got a lot of academic support,” Stewart said. “That’s a big thing for me and especially my family. For me choosing one school I want to go to, my family also looks into that. Obviously they have big academic support [and] that’s a good thing.”