Stewart's mother, Perina, said there were plenty of other reasons and those have come into play since the coaching change.
Perina Stewart said "everything has been positive" since the change from Charlie Strong to Bobby Petrino and that he was "for sure" still committed heading into his official visit at U of L this weekend.
"Isaac can see the good out of the ugly," the mother said. "He's never wavered since all of that happened. I told him sometimes in life you have to expect the unexpected. He just had to understand it all."
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Stewart, ranked as the No. 62 linebacker in the country by Scout.com, was hoping to enroll this semester. But his mother said the hope is for him to now make it to campus in June.
He's making his visit this weekend and Perina Stewart said the only thing left for the staff is to "assure me as a parent this is the right place."
"But it all seems great," she said. "It seems like it's the same as when Charlie Strong was here. I like it and the main thing is for him to get a good education. He needs a good education and someone to get him ready for football."
Cardinal Authority will update Stewart's recruitment after the visit.