Yorktown High (Arlington, Va.) defensive Back M.J. Stewart has been keeping busy this spring hitting a number of college campuses. After visiting North Carolina, Duke, Virginia Tech and Virginia. Stewart hit Maryland's campus last week.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Stewart has been making the rounds this spring visiting college campuses and recently made the short trip to College Park.
Stewart has already been on Maryland's campus a handful of times, but on his last visit he got a chance to learn more about the academics and student-life.
"I actually found out Maryland is pretty hard to get into," said Stewart, who is thinking about studying Kinesiology. "They have great academics and I liked the campus."
"I thought it was pretty cool they had all those [Terrapin] statues everywhere," Stewart said. "We saw people rubbing the [statue's] nose, I thought it was really funny but cool."
After his tour of campus and a quick lunch, Stewart watched Maryland's practice and had the chance to talk to Bishop McNamara and 2013 Maryland commit Milan Collins.
"I asked him about the players and the team," Stewart said. "It was cool to be able to ask him stuff and he said he goes to pretty much every Maryland practice."
Stewart said he only spoke to head coach Randy Edsall briefly at practice but he has a great connection with his recruiter, Brian Stewart.
"Coach Stewart and I have talked a lot so we are kind of past the point were they are telling me they really want me," Stewart said. "Most of our conversations now don't really involve football that much."
"I think he understands that as a high school player you don't want people bugging you about this over and over," Stewart said. "He gets that you have to be friendly and have conversations outside of football to build that connection that helps a player get to know you better and get to know the program better."
Stewart said he does not have any more firm plans for future visits, but will probably make a few more trips this spring.
As far a decision goes, Stewart hopes to figure things out sooner rather than later.
"I definitely want to make it (a decision) before my senior year," Stewart said. "I don't want to have to worry about all of that during my senior year. So probably in the summer time."
In the meantime Stewart will be honing his skills this offseason with his defensive back coach, working on technique and he will also be in the weight room trying to get stronger and faster.
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