Florida Back Talks Missouri Tigers Offer

The Missouri Tigers have extended an offer to a talented Florida running back late last week, who spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about the details of his offer, thoughts on Mizzou, and where his recruitment is headed.

The spring evaluation period has  Missouri Tigers coaches scouring the country for talent this month. The state of Florida is a prime hot spot for them in looking for football talent.

ShowMeMizzou.com has learned that Largo (FL) RB Jarvis Stewart 5'11" 196 4.5 forty has received an offer from the Tigers late last week.

"Mizzou offered me on Friday, I think it was," said Stewart. "I had talked with Coach Jones on Facebook, and then he came down to my high school last week. I was surprised, and when I talked with him after that he I was on the top list of their running backs that they liked, and that my film was one of the greatest that he had seen. And then he offered me."

Stewart then shared his thoughts on the Mizzou offer.

"I was surprised. It's a great offer. They are in the SEC and that's always a dream to play in that conference. I don't know much more about them, but I am going to research them, and I do want to take a visit up there this summer. I would like to see how everything is up there," he said.

Stewart, who also has offers from Iowa State, Indiana, UConn, UCF, Cincinnati and Sam Houston State, is currently committed to South Florida.

"Right now I am committed to USF. I committed real early. Probably to early, I went there and it's close to home and I felt it was a great fit with the players and everything. However, now I am getting all these offers lately. My plan is that I will check out my options still before signing day. I am open to find out about everyone who is offering me now," said Stewart.

He wishes to major in physical therapy, and told me that he did not have a timeline for when he may make a final decision.

Jarvis did tell me that he ran for 1,400 yards and 17 TDs as a junior, and he described the type of back that he is for me.

"Vision, speed and power is what I am all about. We don't throw the ball much to the back since we play in the I –formation, but I have good hands and try to be a complete back. I use good pad level and I make yards after contact. I am always going forward and fall forward when tackled. I am still working on my moves in the secondary to be a little more elusive, but I like physical contact and to use my power."

Based on Stewart's film, he outruns most opponents once he makes it to the secondary.

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