Stewart Would Love to be a Badger

After getting most of his scholarship attention from the Pac 12, Corona (CA) Centennial junior cornerback Jihree Stewart picked up his first offer from the Big Ten, and is very interested in Wisconsin.

Corona (CA.) Centennial junior cornerback Jihree Stewart has seen his recruitment pick up more and more steam in the recent weeks. It expanded even more when he added his seventh offer and first Big Ten school offer with Wisconsin going ahead and offering him.

"I was on Facebook and I noticed that a Wisconsin coach had added me, so I sent him a message and he told me to call them," Stewart told BadgerNation. "I did and I was on the phone with Coach Chad (Kauha'aha'a) and we were having a good talk just to touch bases and then he offered me. I was excited that it was my first Big Ten offer. I'm really excited and I would love to be a Badger!"

Wisconsin joins Boise State, Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon, Oregon State and Vanderbilt as schools that have offered the 6-0, 175-pound cornerback, who is ranked a three-star prospect and the No.52 cornerback in the country by

"I'm very interested in Wisconsin and how they play," said Stewart. "I like how physical they play. When I think of Wisconsin, smash-mouth football comes to mind. I will see how my parents are financially with visiting Wisconsin and see if we can make the trip."

A former teammate of one-time Wisconsin target, and USC signee, John Plattenburg, Stewart impressed on the field this past season and feels he would be a great fit for their tough and physical defense.

"(Coach Chad) told me that they are very interested in me and I could play a key role in this defense," said Stewart. "They could see me locking down the best receivers on the outside or playing safety."

Stewart currently doesn't have a top list yet. Trying to plan out where he will be taking his visits, Stewart does not have anything currently scheduled.

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