And the Rebels certainly left an impression.
Stewart is a top priority for head coach Andy Kennedy and staff, and Stewart was treated as such. Along with attending the Rebel football team’s 38-13 win over Wofford, he toured campus and the facilities as well as watched film with Kennedy, who laid out his plan for the Union City, Tenn., product should he choose Ole Miss over Kansas State, Nebraska and Wyoming.
“He feels like I can really fit in, and he thinks I can really contribute,” he said. “He likes how I play and how I can shoot the ball. He likes my size and the fact I can play a lot of different positions for them.
“Coach was telling me all the guys he’s had in the past were scorers but they all didn’t do the same things. Whatever it is that you can do, he’ll make sure that’s what he lets you do. He sets you up for success. He’ll run a system on how you play and how you can score. He won’t put you in a situation you can’t do.”
The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Stewart is a member of the recruiting class of 2017. Ole Miss marked the second of four official visits for Stewart. He’ll trip to Nebraska Sept. 17 and Wyoming Oct. 3.
“I’m going to really take some time to see which school I think can help me the best and develop my game and is the best fit for me,” he said. “I feel like I have a few really good options. I have to figure out which one’s the best for me.
“I just want to kind of see what each school’s plan is for me and how I fit in with the school, a place where I can really develop as a player.”
Stewart plans to make a decision in October. Additional offers include, but are not limited to, Georgetown, Butler, LSU, Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin.
But Ole Miss could prove tough to beat.
“I liked it a lot,” Stewart said. “The atmosphere down there was great, and I had already seen the gym before. Of course I went to a game last season, but my family hadn’t gotten to see it yet. We enjoyed it a lot. I’d say it’s up there towards the top. I could see myself playing there.”
If Ole Miss were to land Stewart, he would become the Rebels’ second commitment, joining Petal, Miss., forward Tirus Smith. Other prospects that Ole Miss has known interest in are four-star guard Devontae Shuler and Memphis, Tenn., guard Will Douglas.