Over the past few years Grand Junction has gained a reputation for placing linemen into college programs. One of the next linemen for the Tigers with a chance to play at the next level is 2017 interior offensive lineman Dante Stewart.
Stewart, at 6-3 270 pounds and benching 405 pounds, is a tough interior blocker that is nasty when he gets his hands on a defender. Further, Stewart is surprisingly agile with the ability to pull as well as get to blockers at the next level.
Stewart’s skill set has not gone unnoticed by colleges and he reports getting initial contact from multiple programs. This summer Stewart camped at Colorado Mesa, Colorado State and Southern Utah. He will close his camp tour this weekend at CSU-Pueblo. Stewart was invited to multiple out of state camps, but they conflicted with prep with his team.
Looking at his game Stewart says he has gotten faster and leaner. Stewart also feels his footwork has improved and he says, “I believe I can get quicker and better at footwork on double teams. Adding greater agility to his powerful game will make Stewart even more of a force next season and more attractive to colleges.
August 28th Grand Junction opens with Montrose and the Tigers look to rebound from a 4-6 season. Stewart references fellow lineman Angel Bautista as well as safety Malik Jackson as players to watch. Stewart will not only be key to the Tiger rebound but will also gain increasing college attention during his junior campaign eventually garnering an initial offer.