Stuart (6-foot-1, 185) is hoping schools begin to take notice. He recently sent out film to a number of schools, one of those being Northwestern.
"I would say of Northwestern, if they contact me back, they'd be at the top of my list," said Stuart, who currently holds an offer from Central Connecticut.
For Stuart, Northwestern stands out near the top of his list. There are a few reasons why.
"Not only is it a great school, but it's Big Ten football as well," he said of Northwestern.
Stuart has watched Northwestern's offense on television, and is a fan of their spread offense. He believes it would be a good fit.
"They run a spread which I fit in pretty well," Stuart said of NU's offense. "I'm not 6-foot-5, I'm not a pro-style quarterback, I'm a dual-threat."
Northwestern isn't the only Illinois school which Stuart is interested in. He has heard from the Fighting Illini as well. However, Northwestern has a leg up compared to other schools.
"I'm looking for a good education so I can do more with my life when I'm done," Stuart said. "I like Chicago, it's a happening town. That would be nice."
Stuart did not receive a response from Northwestern immediately. He is hoping they will make contact after seeing his highlight film.
"Hopefully I'll hear something back," he said. "My first game highlights and they were pretty good.
Last season, Stuart racked up 2,497 yards and scored 28 touchdowns. He currently holds a 3.66 grade point average.