Jonathan Stewart's future shines as brightly as the gleam off of a national championship trophy. Ranked as a five-star athlete and the top runningback in the country, Stewart finds himself atop the list of the nation's best athletes and on many coaches' minds and lists. He was recently officially offered a scholarship by the University of Nebraska. What does he think of all of the attention?
"It's a blessing, I'm very thankful for it. It's something that many people don't
have a chance to do, but I do." Indeed, very few athletes in the country
carry the same credentials as Stewart, a 5' 10", 218-pound prospect out of
Olympia, Washington's Timberline High
Nebraska has taken notice of Jonathan and
offered him a scholarship to play football on the same field as many talented
runningbacks of years past.
Does he plan on visiting
time soon? "I don't know as
of yet." Stewart says he's still
taking some time to evaluate all offers and decide on visit locales. "I'm still open to any college at this
moment." That's certainly good news
for all schools looking to provide Jonathan with a chance to play.
year, Jonathan's team is 7-0 and last week, he had quite the evening. "Last week, I had 16 carries for 248
yards and 4 touchdowns in the first half. I haven't really played a full game
besides a rivalry game." It is
stats like those that have given coaches around the country reason to drool,
especially those looking to keep their running games potent. Stewart's evaluators even compare his
style and ability to some pretty elite company. "People say that I remind them of O.J.
Simpson and Bo Jackson."
asked what he thinks of when someone says "Nebraska football", Stewart mentions the
powerful offensive lines of years gone by. If he decides to come to Lincoln, Jonathan wants to take in the full tour of what
to offer. "I want to learn about
the historical background of the school and the football team, the facilities
and the education." As he narrows
down his list of visits, the bidding war for his services looks to heat up in
the coming weeks.