Recruiting: Jonathan Stewart

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Jonathan Stewart,'s No. 1 rated running back prospect, made his third official visit this past weekend. The Olympia (Wa.) Timberlime High School star went east and took an official visit to the University of Tennessee.

"It went well," said the soft spoken Stewart. "It seems like such a peaceful place. The hospitality was great and I spent a lot of time with the coaching staff. The (the UT) coaches really seem like a great group of guys. So do the players. Also, I have never seen a stadium that big."

So where does Stewart stand after visiting Tennessee, Southern Cal and Washington State?

"I am not sure yet. In the end I will do what is best for me and I will see where God leads me."

He still has two official visits to make. Stewart is scheduled to visit Oregon (1-7) for sure. He recently suggested that Oregon State and Oklahoma State were in the picture but he wasn't saying that Monday night.

"I think I may scratch them (Oklahoma State, Oregon State) off the list. I am not sure yet who will get that last visit. It could be a surprise."

Could that last visit go to Washington? They named former Notre Dame and Stanford Head Coach Tyrone Willingham their head coach Monday.

"Well see. I talked with him when he was still at Notre Dame and he seems like a great coach. I will wait and see what happens."

Stewart finished with 7,757 yards for his career, which is the top all-time career rushing mark in Washington State history. As a senior he rushed for over 2,220 yards and 30 scores.

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