Chance Stewart talks U-M, Others, Camps

Sturgis quarterback Chance Stewart has growing interest from the Michigan coaching staff. GBW caught up with 2014 signal call as he talked about his interest in Michigan, what coach Al Borges is saying to him, the possibility of competing with QB Shane Morris, other schools of interest, camps, when he would like to decide, and more.

Sturgis quarterback Chance Stewart is quickly becoming one of the top signal callers in the 2014 class, and the Michigan coaching staff has taken notice. Especially with Wolverine offensive coordinator Al Borges stopping by and checking in on Stewart last week.

"I definitely feel like there is more interest" from Michigan, Stewart told "Two months ago I really didn't hear much from them. Then Coach (Jeff) Hecklinski was down at the school and then two weeks later coach Al Borges was down at the school. I feel like they are more interested. I still feel they still want to see me throw."

Michigan got to see Stewart a year ago: "Well I threw last year at their camp," he said. "And coach Borges was impressed back then. You know watching my highlight tape from last year, he said there are so many more things I have matured at in the football game. So that why he wants to see how I throw to some top receivers at their camp."

At 6-foot-5, 210-pounds, Stewart holds an offer from Western Michigan, and says he would like to make a commitment somewhere by the end of his junior year. He said if the Wolverines were to offer, it would go a long way towards his decision.

"I want my senior year to sit back and relax," Stewart said regarding his college decision. "You know, have some fun for my senior year."

As far as a potential Michigan offer, Stewart said, "It would definitely have high interest from me." However, he added, "Really, I wouldn't commit on the spot."

Stewart said he is aware that Michigan has top quarterback commit Shane Morris in the fold for the 2013 class. He said he isn't scared of competing with Morris for the quarterback position, if he were to sign with the Maize & Blue.

"I feel like it is competition," Stewart said on the possibility of competing with Morris. "I mean that is all you can ask for. If I were to get the opportunity to go to Michigan on a scholarship, I would take every opportunity I could. And you know, yeah he is a great quarterback. But you know, I like to think of myself as just as a great quarterback too. So you know, I wouldn't be scared at all to go in there and compete with him. See whatever happens—you never know."

With Michigan switching their offense to pro-style once senior QB Denard Robinson graduates, Stewart said the possibility of playing in coach Borges offense is very enticing.

"I am very interested. Pro-style offense is the type of system that I have to run. I am not a spread them out, run, throw low. I am not going to fit into that type of system. So definitely with coach Borges telling me they want a quarterback that can run a pro-style offense, that definitely intrigued me and makes me really interested."

This summer Stewart plans on camping again at Michigan, as well as at Michigan State, Penn State, and Wisconsin. He said all schools are equal right now and have been showing him the most interest.

"I would say they would all be at a dead even," Stewart said about his tops schools. "I mean that would be hard trying to even separate them a little bit. There is so many different things that I like in each school. Right now I couldn't say who would be higher on a list."

In the mean time Stewart has been focusing on strength and agility drills to get better in the pocket. He said he works out two hours a day, six days a week to improve his feet.

"Mostly I have been working on my foot speed, just trying to get more agile in the pocket. Just to prepare me for the fall. I want to be a little quicker back there, so people can say I am not the slowest quarterback," he laughed.

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