Stewart Down To Three

O'Fallon (IL) High School safety Ka'ra Stewart has seen his recruitment gain some steam with a big senior season. The 6-foot, 190-pound safety has cut his list into his list of offers, and is getting ready to make a decision. Where does Northwestern stand with the three-star safety?

Three-star safety Ka'ra Stewart is down to three schools. Stewart visited Minnesota over the weekend, and will visit Iowa and Missouri in the coming weeks, before giving his verbal commitment.

Stewart (6-foot, 190 pounds) also holds offers from Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Air Force, and UAB, but each school offers a few precise needs—specifically, his desired major.

"They all have my degree, which is pharmacy," said Stewart. "They all have a good football program in which I have a chance to come in as true freshman."

During his weekend visit in Minneapolis, Stewart met with the Gopher coaching staff, including head coach Jerry Kill.

In mid-October, Northwestern—as well as three other schools—jumped in with an offer for the athletic safety, after seeing his first-half highlight film.

Stewart said Northwestern isn't necessarily out of the picture, but he has not had contact with the NU coaches, making the Wildcats' chances slim.

"It's a very prestigious academic school, so it's still on my list," Stewart said. "I don't have that much contact with them. That's the main problem."

Stewart's verbal commitment is likely to come after his final visit, at Iowa.

"I'm trying to make a decision fast," he said. "I have a Mizzou official this week then Iowa after that. I'm trying to make a decision here soon."

During his senior season, Stewart showcased his versatility, while catching the eyes of college coaches across the country. He played running back, receiver, linebacker, and safety, while serving as a kick returner and punt returner, too.

Stewart rose to become Scout's 54th-ranked safety, thanks to his breakout season.

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