Doing some traveling

Of the many high school prospects taking unofficial trips to Tiger Stadium, Shreveport's Jonathan Stewart was one of the few who had already made a decision on where he would play college football.

Stewart, a 6-4, 225-pound linebacker from Byrd High School, had made a commitment to Texas A&M, but said that won’t stop him from taking in some football games.

“It was good, very nice,” he said of the trip. “It was my first time in Tiger Stadium, and the fans were really into it.”

Stewart, who has an impressive offer list that includes Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and others, said he got into Baton Rouge late Friday night, and returned to Shreveport at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

“It was a good experience, but it was just an unofficial visit,” he said. “I was just there to see a football game.”

Stewart also said things are about the same as where they stood before he made the trip.

“I got to talk to the coaches for a little while, and I talked to Coach Miles for a bit after the game,” he said. “But they were all disappointed and mad that they lost, so we didn’t talk too much. We didn’t really get into the whole offer situation, but they said they were still looking at me and interested in me.”

While he said he is still a solid commitment to the Aggies, Stewart has several more trips to take this fall.

“I’ll be back in Baton Rouge when they play Alabama for my official visit,” he said. “I’m also planning on going to Alabama when they play Auburn.”

Stewart said he is taking the trips mainly for the experience, but is still considering his options before he signs a letter of intent.

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