The stock of running back Jonathan Stewart of Lacey (Wash.) Timberline is continuing to rise. He recently broke the all-time career rushing record in the state of Washington and is now approaching 7,000 yards for his career.
"I don't know how many yards I have on the year. I think it's around 1,500 in seven games," Stewart said. "I know that last Friday, I had 16 carries for 248 yards and four touchdowns in the first half."
Stewart was awarded a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl recently, but more importantly, he is starting to get rewarded with scholarship offers from schools he is interested in.
"Yes I did," Stewart said. "Recently I got offers from Ohio State, Florida, and Tennessee."
Ohio State did not get things moving regarding their recruitment of Stewart until the summertime, but Stewart's answer when asked what OSU coach has been recruiting him puts to rest any speculation about whether or not Ohio State is seriously interested.
"Coach Tressel is the one who has been contacting me," Stewart said. "The offer came about two weeks ago."
Stewart has only set up one official visit so far. Will OSU get one of the other four?
"I set up one, to Washington State on October 30," Stewart said. "At this point, I think I will take all my visits. There's a pretty good chance I will visit Ohio State.
"My mom just got back from Georgia. She was visiting family there. We will sit down and decide now where I'm going to visit."
Stewart has already been to WSU on an unofficial trip and also knows some people at school there.
"Yeah, I do have friends at Washington State, but that's not going to have anything to do with my decision," he said. "And it is only about four hours away."
Stewart was originally planning to take his test this month, but he was not able to do it. He plans on testing next month.
"I didn't make the last one in October," he said. "I was going to do it online and it just slipped my mind. I am set to take the November one and the one after in December."
Stewart lists his updated height and weight at 5-10, 224 pounds. He is the
scout.com No. 1 running back in the country and No. 6 overall prospect.