May 7, 2008

Stewart likes the Red Raiders

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - As a versatile athlete with several early offers, Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown 2009 prospect Joe Stewart headed down to the Alabama Nike Camp on Saturday with hopes of showing what he was capable of. The 5-foot-11 165-pounder worked out at wide receiver and had a very nice afternoon of work.

"I liked it," Stewart said of the camp. "I liked the one on ones. There was some great competition. There were some of the best athletes in the country coming out."

Stewart is being recruited by several schools as an athlete but his work on Saturday as a wide receiver showed him some of the things that he hopes to work on.

"I need to work on getting off the ball when corners are pressing," he said. "I think I did pretty good but I think I could do better. I think I could've caught a couple more balls. I did pretty good overall."

As the summer approaches, Stewart is beginning to think about what schools and camps he hopes to visit.

"Overall I'll just be going to camps and checking out campuses," he said. "I'm going to Missouri, Middle Tennessee and checking it out there and also going to LSU for camp."

Stewart lists Middle Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia Tech among the schools that have offered him scholarships but there is one school that has yet to show interest that sticks out to him.

"Right now I really like Texas Tech," he said. "But I haven't gotten anything from them. But right now, it's number one."

Stewart's athleticism in the slot could be dangerous in the Red Raider offense as he hopes to play offense and return kicks in college despite his ability to contribute on the defensive side of the ball as well.


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