Steward Has a Final Three

Five-star middle linebacker Tony Steward, the top player at his position, was injured and did not play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but he made the trip down and talked to Scout.com about his decision plans.

Pedro Menendez High (Saint Augustine, Fla.) linebacker Tony Steward is a five-star prospect, and the nation's top middle linebacker, but today, he added the honor of being a U.S. Army All-American.

Despite being out with an injury, Steward made the trip down and was supporting his team from the sidelines.

"I really just wanted to be part of the East team and I got selected," he explained, "so I wanted to show my face and really just have fun and meet the other guys."

Steward accumulated a lot of offers and is one of the country's most sought after prospects, and because he faces such a tough decision, he's going to take all the time he can.

"I'm going to commit on Signing Day," he said.

He also named the top three finalists.

"It's pretty much down to Florida State, Clemson and UCLA."

His official visit to Florida State is still pending, but since they are right there in the Sunshine State, Steward has developed a familiarity with the Seminoles.

When asked what has allowed FSU to make the final cut, he said: "Pretty much everything. I enjoyed being there. It's a home away from home feeling."

Next weekend, he will visit Clemson, where he will reconnect with a staff he has a bond with.

"Great people, I mean, when I was there, I felt comfortable. It's a good family atmosphere. It's kind of different there."

Steward visited UCLA in early December, and although this Florida native came back thinking he may move out West.

"When I went to UCLA, it really opened my eyes to the West Coast. I never really thought about leaving home and going so far, but it's possible that I might be able to go there."


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