"He watched my highlight tape and told me he was blown away by it. He said I can come visit anytime. He liked everything about my highlight tape - my hands, my hips, my ability to catch the ball, my ball skills, and what I can do after I get the ball in my hands."
Stewart also spoke with RBs coach Patrick Washington.
"Coach Washington told me they're happy to offer me, and that they want me to be part of the USM family. He also asked about my grades and ACT score. I do well in the classroom; I'm good there."
This evening, Stewart had another reason to celebrate after his hoops squad won their second round playoff game. Patterson now advances to the quarterfinals, where they'll either face Holy Cross (New Orleans) or district (and U.S. 90) rival Franklin.
"We played good except for missing too many free throws," said Stewart of tonight's victory. "We're on the road in the quarterfinals, regardless of which team wins. We played Franklin four times already and won the last three."
He and Declouet helped lead the Lumberjacks to the Class 3A state finals last December. Patterson is expected to contend for the state championship again this fall.