Northwest RB Has Interest in Tennessee

Olympia, WA (Timberline HS) star running back, Jonathan Stewart is picking up offers from all over the country but hasn't received an offer from Tennessee yet. What is his interest in the Vols? How is his college recruitment going? He took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to InsideTennessee.com about his recruitment.

Olympia, WA (Timberline HS) star running back, Jonathan Stewart is picking up more offers each day. He currently is ranked as the #1 running back on TheInsiders.com Hot 100 and is ranked #13 overall Nationally on that list.

He is shattering records left and right at his Washington HS as he rushed for 2,609 yards and 36 touchdowns as a Junior.

He had this to say about this style of running. "Balance is the biggest key in my running. I have the ability to break off long runs".

Stewart has won numerous awards as he was named to the Tacoma-News Tribune's 2003 All-Area Football Team. He was named to the Tacoma 2003 All-State football team and was the Seattle Times 3A Player of the Year and was selected first team all-state.

Stewart is a very strong player and has great upper body strength. He benches 350 pounds and squats 575.

He is also a very good student as he carries a 3.4 GPA.

Jonathan had a few things to say about his recruitment. "I currently have nine offers. "I have offers from Arizona, California, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, and Duke" he said.

When asked if he currently had a top five he said, "I currently have no top five. I'm looking over every school with medium interest with no favorites".

Stewart has attended two camps so far. "I have attended the Nike Combine and the Wazzu (Washington State) Camp" he said.

He also claimed to have a good bit of interest in Tennessee. "I have a good bit of interest in Tennessee". He currently holds no offer from Tennessee but still has interest in the Vols.

Sometimes a prospect will have a preference as to what they look for in their recruitment, such as, location, academic integrity, playing time, coaching style, etc. Jonathan had this to say on that subject, "Location is not much of a factor to me, as far as distance goes. Playing time is not much of a factor at this point either". One would think with this kind of answer that the Vols would really have a good chance at getting a commit from Stewart if they recruited him harder. Washington to Tennessee is a long way but he stated distance is not a factor.

Will the Vols offer Stewart in the coming months? Stay tuned to find out............

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