Stewart’s First U-M Experience a Great One

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic wide receiver Donald Stewart hadn’t ever been to Michigan before his unofficial visit last weekend, but there was an air of familiarity thanks to the presence of the Paramus Catholic contingent now in Ann Arbor. That help lend to what he described as a “great experience.”

Michigan’s hosted several visitors on campus this past weekend, of whom was 2016 Paramus (N.J.) Catholic wide receiver Donald Stewart. Now a few days removed from his time in the Great Lake State, the glow from trip still hasn’t worn off. 

“It was a great experience,” Stewart told The Michigan Insider. “It was probably one of the best visits I have went on so far, and I had a really good time. I got a chance to tour the campus with Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, Coach (Chris) Partridge and a couple of other recruits that were there.”

“Coach Harbaugh is a great person, great coach, and I think he does a really good job at developing players. One thing that stood out to me is that Coach Harbaugh allows the parents to come to all the practices and he is also around them and to even come to the game.”

And that’s just part of the Maize & Blue’s appeal.  With a couple teammates on the Wolverines’ roster and his former coach on the staff, Michigan felt a lot like home.

“Definitely it does (help),” said Stewart. “I talk to Jabrill (Peppers), Juwann (Bushell-Beatty), Coach Partridge daily, so that’s definitely helping me decide on schools. They have great academics that are top notch, and I think that playing for my former coach could definitely benefit me and help me in the long run.”

“I am very interested in Michigan,” Stewart later added. “I still have to cut my list down to a top six or seven and hopefully I can make a decision in the summer. Probably by the second week of June, I will come up with a top list. I would say it’s very likely Michigan makes it.”

When the time comes down to make that ultimate decision, Stewart will look a few factors in his consideration process. 

“Academics is the first part, then football,” he explained. “In terms of location, that won’t be a factor at all.”

Stewart plans to visit Northwestern and Vanderbilt this summer as well 

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