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Evan Stewart has speed. Now, Texas has speed.
The 2022 wide receiver from Frisco Liberty committed to Texas today, choosing the Longhorns over 30 other schools including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, and USC.
During Liberty’s nine-game 2020 season, Stewart caught 44 passes for 906 yards and eight touchdowns. He added one more touchdown on the ground.
Stewart posted a personal best 10.74 100m during the shortened 2020 track season. He also ran a 21.08 200m at The Colony Cougar Invitational last March. In addition to the sprints, he participates in both the long jump and triple jump.
Eric Nahlin on Stewart (5/19/20)
As a player: Single-handedly threatens the whole field, whether as a vertical threat on the outside or running sweeps from the slot. Speed is evident as he chews up cushion off the line of scrimmage. Also evident when forced to get more than ideal depth on sweeps but still able to pick up positive yards. More than a speed guy, shows an array of catch types — over the shoulder, contested, over the middle. Good vision with the ball in his hands and solid play strength as a runner. Stewart can do anything asked of the position, but as competition levels increase some traits may not accompany him. Typically there’s some drop off in college as everybody’s traits are competing to survive, then if a player makes it further, even more drop off in the NFL. That speed, however? That will always be with him. If all of his traits don’t follow him, could he still be Ted Ginn? Maybe so. That speed gives him both a safe floor and high ceiling as a college prospect.
Stewart is the sixth member of Texas’ 2022 class joining Trevell Johnson (Arlington Martin), Maalik Murphy (Junipero Serra – CA), Jaydon Blue (Klein Cain), Armani Winfield (Lewisville), and Jaylon Guilbeau (Port Arthur Memorial).