Josh Stewart: His Coach's Take

GoPokes.com interviewed the high school coach for each of the Oklahoma State commitments in the days leading up to National Signing Day. In this installment of "His Coach's Take," we visit with Guyer High School head coach John Walsh about Josh Stewart, a 5-10, 170-pound wide receiver from Denton, Texas.

What are his strengths as a football player?
John Walsh: His ball skills and his intelligence.

What do you believe will be his biggest challenge in going from high school to playing in the Big 12?
John Walsh: I think definitely just the physical part of it. He's not a 190-pound kid yet. He just needs to put some weight on and get more physical.

Was there one game, or maybe even one play, during his career that you'll always remember?
John Walsh: Well, there are actually two. Last year in the regional finals we beat (Denton) Ryan by three, and he had an interception for a touchdown and he had two blocked kids. This year against Abilene Cooper (in the playoffs), he had two interceptions, and one was one of the most incredible catches I've ever seen in high school football, and then he had a punt return for a touchdown.

What are three words that describe him as a football player?
John Walsh: Explosive, quick, and highly intelligent.

Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
John Walsh: He fell in love with the program but being able to play with (high school teammates) J.W. (Walsh) and Jimmy (Bean) was a factor.

Over the course of his college career, whether it be four or five years, what do you expect him to accomplish?
John Walsh: I wouldn't be surprised to see him at some point before he graduates on both sides of the ball, and being a game-changer for the Cowboys.

What will you remember the most about coaching him?
John Walsh: I think the important part he had in building this program. When he was a sophomore he was one of our best players. He played such an important role in building the Guyer football program.


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