Josh Stewart Talks OSU, Ryan Simmons

Just a few weeks ago Josh Stewart and his Denton (Guyer) High School teammates were facing Ryan Simmons of Cibolo (Steele) in the Texas Class 5A Division II state championship game. But the three Oklahoma State commitments from Denton Guyer had a different view of the 6-1, 218-pound Simmons over the weekend, and liked what they saw, Stewart told GoPokes.com on Sunday.

"He's a great guy. We talked a lot, and he had to throw in some jokes every now and then about the state championship, but it's all good," Stewart said of Simmons, who gave the OSU coaching staff a verbal commitment over the weekend.

"We'll be playing with each other instead of against each other the next couple of years, so I'm looking forward to that," said Stewart, the 5-10, 170-pound wide receiver who will sign with Oklahoma State on National Signing Day on Feb. 2.

Stewart had originally committed to Texas A&M but switched to Oklahoma State about five weeks ago. He was making his first visit to Stillwater since changing his commitment, and his first trip to OSU since attending a football camp last summer.

"The people (impressed me the most). The people are great up there, and they're not weird about stuff. They are very sociable and they are not stuck up people," Stewart said.

"The coaching staff is great. I talked to Coach (Doug) Meacham and we've already built a relationship that I haven't had in a while with a coach," he added.

Stewart changed from Texas A&M to Oklahoma State after Dana Holgorsen saw him play in early December. But Holgorsen has since left OSU for West Virginia, and Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy has not announced who will be the new offensive coordinator.

"They're not changing anything. No matter who they bring in, they're not going to be changing anything. Even if they did make a change, it wouldn't make me think about other schools at all. I'm all good," said Stewart.

As a matter of fact, Stewart wishes he would have followed the lead of Denton Guyer quarterback J.W. Walsh who graduated from high school early and enrolled at Oklahoma State for the spring semester.

"I want to go back so bad. I wish I was up there. I wish I had left (high) school early, so I could be up there. It feels like home already. I never had that feeling with A&M," said Stewart.


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