Super DL Sets UM Visit

One of the top rated defensive line prospects in the entire country, this talented player has set up two official visits and Miami is one of them. Read on to find out what he likes about Miami and where they rank on his list of current favorites.

At 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian standout defensive lineman Carnell Stewart has helped lead his team to a 4-0 start this season.

"We've been playing real well and beating some pretty good teams," Stewart said. "I have 19 tackles and about six sacks. We run a 33 defense so I've been playing both end and tackle this year."

Stewart, who will be taking the ACT later this month, said he has a 2.8 core GPA inside the classroom.

In the meantime, the recruiting process has been keeping the talented lineman busy.

"Everybody's still calling," he said. "I still talk to Michigan, Colorado, LSU, Clemson called me from their game tonight, LSU, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, and some others. Right now, I have two trips set up. I go to Colorado on December 13 and I have a visit scheduled for Miami sometime in January. I'll probably visit both them and Florida."

So does the talented defensive lineman have any current favorites?

"Nah," he said. "They're all even. I won't know who's my favorite until after my visits. Because of our schedule, I really can't get to too many college games so I've only gone to LSU and Tulane so far."

Stewart talked more about the Hurricanes.

"They're doing real good," he said. "I talk to the coach a lot. He's from up here somewhere. He recruited a kid from New Orleans named Akieem Jolla to Miami last year. I'm definitely interested in Miami. They always have good defensive linemen and I will get a chance to play defensive end for them. But pretty much everyone wants me to play end."

Stewart, who claims numerous offers, talked about them.

"All of the favorites offered as you knew from our last conversation (in late August)," he said. "Since then, I got a few more - USC and Arizona. That's Southern California."

Stewart said his team competes in the same district as O.P. Walker High School, which boasts two UM prospects.

"They're pretty good," he said. "They have three real high prospects. One of them is committed to Colorado already and two of them (wide receiver Craig Davis and safety Darryl Johnson) are high on Miami. They're real good athletes."

Stewart said he plans on playing basketball and throwing the shot put in track season after football's over this season.

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