11/02 Recruiting Wire Report - Jonathan Stewart

Cougfan.com spoke with <b>Jonathan Stewart</b> on Monday evening -- Among the subjects discussed, the first loss of the season by Timberline, the injury he incurred during the game and of course, how his official visit to Washington State went this past weekend.

Jonathan Stewart, No. 1 running back prospect in the nation, on rolling both ankles during the loss to White River
"I just rolled it, my foot got caught underneath one of the bodies I was going around and I just went over another body and it just rolled. And then I rolled my other ankle - just running and then falling forward... I couldn't really run, it wouldn't have benefitted the team had I tried to go back in. But they're getting better (now)."

On how he feels the team will respond to the first loss of the season going up against Fort Vancouver this week
"I think its better that we have a late loss, rather than a last loss. I think it will open up a lot of player's eyes that if we don't come to play, then we'll lose."

The highlight of the weekend visit to Washington State
"I ate a lot," Stewart said with a laugh.

On talking with coach Bill Doba this weekend
"That was pretty cool. He's very down to earth."

On which assistant coaches he spent some time with this weekend
"We talked with everybody."

On meeting Wilson Holman and Jesse Canada for the first time
"They were really good guys. Really down to earth, too."

STEWART SAID he had no leaders but he did say Washington State is among the schools he's strongly considering. Stewart has visits scheduled with USC on Nov 20 and with Tennessee on Dec 10.

ON HIS SENIOR YEAR for the Blazers, Snoop has rushed for 1649 hashes on 149 carries. That's a ridiculous 11 yards per carry. He has run for 21 touchdowns (23 total) on the year.

The Timberline phenom's career stats to date: 682 carries, 7103 yards, 83 TDs (86 total)

Stewart is in the process of shattering the old career rushing mark. In only the fourth game of this season, Stewart passed Jerod Moore, who had 6,128 yards in the B-11 league from 1996-1999. On the night that Snoop broke the record, against Yelm, he came out of the game for good before the first half gun had sounded. He had rushed for 242 yards in less than one half of football.

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