Stewart Picks Up A Big Offer

Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive back Jihree Stewart added a new Pac-12 offer over the weekend.

Jirhee Stewart has had a steady start to the recruiting process. Already with offers from Boise State, Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon State and Vanderbilt, he added to that list last Saturday with a big offer from Oregon.

The 6-foot-0, 175-pound defensive back out of Corona High School received the offer from coach Jim Fisher after the assistant showed his highlight reel to head coach Mark Helfrich.

"(Fisher) showed the head coach my film and they just like certain aspects about me, like my versatility, and they would like me to be a part of Oregon," Stewart said.

The offer was one that Stewart had been hoping for and was significant enough to garner a special place on his wall, which contains letters from programs all around the country.

"Oregon has been one of my favorite schools for a minute," Stewart said. "It's great, I feel blessed."

Oregon has been persistent in pursuing players from Centennial, picking up Cameron Hunt and Austin Maloata in the past two recruiting cycles, and Stewart appears to be the next man up on the list. Because he can play just about anywhere on the field, Stewart thinks he could thrive within the Oregon system.

"I think that I could fit in anywhere in their defense, whether it's corner, dime or at safety," Stewart said. "They said they see me playing any position."

Stewart said he has been in contact with Oregon for a couple of weeks and has heard from them each day since picking up the offer. Even with Boise State and Fresno State pushing hard, Stewart said the Ducks are right there with them.

A visit to Eugene could be in the works for over the Summer, along with trips to Boise and Colorado, as he feels out the recruiting process.

"I'm going to take it slow and focus mainly on the visits," Stewart said. "I'm not going to go to too many camps, I'm probably just going to take some visits, see what I like about the schools, see what I don't like, meet the coaches and see what type of people they are because those are the people that I'm going to be learning from for the next four years."

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