So what sticks out about the 5-11, 215 lb runner? "I really think he has the whole package," notes Timberline head coach Kevin Young. "He's got speed, strength, and I think one of his hidden attributes is balance." Stewart's versatility is what will make defensive coordinators pull their hair out. Stewart looks comfortable running between the tackles or bouncing to the outside and turning the corner.
According to Coach Young, Stewart already has offers from Washington, Washington State, and Oregon, and he is also getting a lot of mail from Tennessee right now. So where do the Vols stand for this future star? "They're in there," Stewart says. "Tennessee's probably ranked fourth on my list right now." Stewart didn't say outright that his favorite was the University of Oregon, but he was the first and only team beside the Vols that he mentioned when I asked him about his favorites. Jonathan and Coach Young also said that Jonathan was very open at this point, so while it may be an uphill battle for the Volunteer staff, it's not an impossible goal.
Despite all of his outstanding accomplishments, Stewart is still very focused. "Off the field, I want to maintain or go above my 3.4 GPA.," Stewart says. On the field, I want to get at least 2000 yards rushing and I want to get 40 touchdowns." Stewart will take his SAT in May.