Tale of the Tape: Jacob Stewart

With good size and solid speed, Jacob Stewart of Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado has the look of a very solid receiver.

Bio: Last season, Jacob Stewart cemented himself as one of the top receivers in Colorado for the class of 2009.  On the way to leading his team to an 8-3 season and a playoff berth, Stewart was named to the All-Colorado team on the strength of his season. Stewarts impressive athletic skill set was most on display in a game this past season against league rival Poudre, Stewart rolled up over 300 yards of offense running, catching and throwing the ball. Add in his ability to make plays as a returner and you have the complete high school receiver package.

 

Positions: Wide receiver and punt returner.

 

Jr. Stats:  58 receptions, 11 touchdowns, 21 yards per reception.  Also had three touchdowns running the ball while averaging ten yards a carry.

 

Tape Type: Game tape

Breakdown: Stewart has very good size at 6-2 195 pounds, when watching his film, the first thing that stands out is his ability to catch with his hands.  Stewart gets good extension and keeps the ball off of his pads.  Another positive that stands out is his deceptive speed.  He is quick and gets to top speed easily.  He does not have elite speed, but he does have good speed and shows the ability to stretch the field at the high school level.  After catching the ball, Stewart has the ability to make people miss and he has very good field vision.  These attributes give him the opportunity to make short passes into big plays.  Like all players, Stewart has areas that he needs to address to take his game to the next level.  First, as a big receiver he needs to become more physical.  When it is a run play or a pass play away, Stewart needs to go find a smaller DB and get them blocked.  At time Stewart when he does not have the ball tends to watch rather than go find someone to block.  This need to become physical goes beyond blocking and will help him prepare for getting off the line against DBs that are as big as him.  This need stands out even more considering he will most likely play in the slot at the college level.  Second, Stewart catches well and has the ability to adjust on the ball, but at times he can lack concentration and will drop catchable balls.  Again this is something that can be easily fixed with increased reps.

 

 Bottom Line: Stewart has a very enviable skill set.  His great size, combined with good hands and good feet will make him an attractive prospect.  If he can gain speed and size Stewart could become a specimen receiver that creates numerous matchup problems.

 
Coaches and parents send tapes to:

PrepColorado

12610 W. Monterey Way

Avondale, Arizona 85392