February 9, 2011

Stewart blown away by A&M visit

When Patterson (La.) defensive back Trevon Stewart arrived in College Station for Texas A&M's Jan. 29 junior day, he wasn't sure what to expect. By the time he left, however, he had made some concrete opinions.

"It was great. I fell in love with A&M," he said. "It wasn't just football, but the academic part of it too. My parents loved it too. It just felt like home."

Stewart, a first-team All-State Class 3A player in 2010 in spite of being hobbled by a high ankle sprain that cost him four games, said he got an opportunity to talk to several members of the Aggie coaching staff during the visit.

"I talked to coach James Turner a lot, and I also got a chance to talk to coach DeRuyter and to coach Sherman," he said. "I really liked all of them."

The 5 foot, 9 inch, 185-lb. Stewart said he talked to DeRuyter about what position he might play if he were to go to A&M.

"I talked to coach DeRuyter what position I would play, strong safety or cornerback," he said. "I mostly play strong safety in high school and I thought that in college, I might be too short and would play corner."

As it turns out, the Aggies may have other ideas for Stewart, who also plays on the offensive side of the ball.

"I talked to coach Turner about what position I might play because they called coach Minton, my head coach, and told him they were going to start looking at me for offense, too," he said. "Last year, I played mostly offense. The year before, it was mostly defense."

Stewart said he had been hearing from several SEC schools, including Arkansas and in-state power LSU. In spite of the fact that he's been to two junior days and a number of games in Baton Rouge, the Tigers aren't the top team on Stewart's list.

"I want to go to A&M," he said. "I really hope they offer me."

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