Tony Steward Announcement: Where Will The 5-Star LB Recruit Sign?
Tony Steward is one of the nation’s top-ranked outside linebackers and is a five-star recruit by most recruiting services and analysts.
The 6’2’’, 225-pound St. Augustine, Fla. native is ranked as the No. 1 player at his position by Rivals.com, and is the 13th-ranked player overall nationally.
His spectacular body size and build, combined with athleticism, solid skill set for the position and physical style of play, make Steward a surefire candidate to succeed well early on at the next level.
With interest from powers in the SEC, ACC and in the Pac-10, UCLA, Steward has been linked to a handful of schools. We’ll know soon which one he’ll choose.
Read on for our take.
Tony Steward Finalist: Clemson
The Tigers have remained in the hunt for the nation’s top linebacker, aiming at pushing their impressive 2011 class a few steps further.
The Tigers have compiled a fantastic class of offensive star players but could certainly gain an advantage with the commitment from Steward, who’ll jump right in next year as a freshman.
He took his official visit to Clemson two weeks ago.
Tony Steward Finalist: Florida State
The Seminoles have perhaps the nation’s best recruiting class and much of their talent is on the defensive side of the ball.
Led by top-ranked safety Karlos Williams, four-star safeties Keelin Smith and Tyler Hunter and cornerback Nick Waisome, the Seminoles have a terrific secondary for the next few years.
The addition of Steward to the linebackers corps will only push Florida State’s class ahead.
Tony Steward: Prediction
Despite a rush of recruitment from Clemson, all signs point to Steward heading to Florida State.
Steward reportedly grew up a Florida State fan and they have led in the recruiting race for quite some time.