|In-state junior quarterback hoping to decide early|
|Written by Matt Pargoff|
Attending the Michigan summer camp for the second year in a row, Sturgis (Mich.) signal caller Chance Stewart was among the top underclassmen performers on hand. The 6-6, 210 pounder is receiving recruiting attention from the Maize and Blue and reflected positively on his recent experience in Ann Arbor.
“It went extremely well,” he stated. “I had a good time. It was fun working with Coach [Al] Borges, getting his input and trying to take away as much from the camp as I could. I had a good time … The coaches said I improved a lot over the year. They could see the improvement.”
Stewart was pleased with his performance at the camp, but is aware that the Wolverines have yet to offer signal callers in the 2014 recruiting class.
“I went to the camp and I thought I did pretty well,” he noted. “Right now we’re just waiting to see what happens – if the offer comes down the road. It’s just kind of a waiting game now.”
Attending several other school camps, Stewart has already pulled in two scholarship offers and sees advantages with both programs.
“Wisconsin and Western Michigan have both offered,” he said. “I really like Wisconsin. It’s a cool place to be. It’s a fun football place. Western is local. It’s only about 45 minutes from where I live. If that’s something that becomes a factor, it’s a nice leverage factor. But it’s still really early. I’m just trying to enjoy the process and have fun.
“It was a little overwhelming going to Wisconsin and getting the offer. I didn’t really think that was going to happen. I didn’t really think the BCS offer was going to role in so early. But after that it was just sort of – go do your thing and there’s no pressure. Just have fun.”
With the interest from potential suitors gradually increasing, Stewart plans to closely examine his list of criteria for choosing a college in the coming months.
“Sometime in the summer I need to sit down with my family and go over the things we’re looking for in a school,” he stated. “Right now there’s really not much of a list.”
While it remains very early in the recruiting process for Stewart, he explained that he would like to reach a decision by this time next year.
“I’d like to have it over by the end of my junior year,” he noted. “If I have a good fall and the offers come rolling it, that’s definitely something I’d like to have figured out before next summer.
“I went to seven camps in the past two weeks, and it was fun, but it was time consuming and my parents had to do a lot of stuff. So if I can find the right place before next summer, why wait. If I can find the right place and commit, then I can put my time into the high school season, so I can have a good senior year and put everything forward for my team.”
As a sophomore, Stewart passed for 1,500 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions.