2020 Rockwood native Ian Stewart attended a camp in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan last Monday and left with something he had been waiting a long time to receive — a scholarship offer from the Wolverines.
“I talked to coach Harbaugh and he was real blunt, got straight to the point and told me he was offering me (a scholarship),” Stewart told Maize n Brew. “I was very excited.”
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver has two Crystal Ball predictions on 247Sports in favor of the Michigan State Spartans, a school that has yet to offer him a scholarship.
Despite the Spartans not extending an offer, Stewart says MSU is one of the schools pursuing him the hardest, along with Cincinnati and Boston College.
After being offered by Michigan, Stewart said he is “very interested” and would “for sure” put the Wolverines near the top of his list. He also plans to make a return visit soon. He isn’t exactly sure when that will happen (he may camp at Notre Dame this summer) but he remains persistent on returning to Ann Arbor at some point.
“Of course, I wanna get up there as soon as possible,” he said.
Stewart said the coaches he speaks with the most are wide receivers coach Jim McElwain, safeties coach Chris Partridge and graduate assistant coach Roy Roundtree.
He also said he hasn’t thought much about when he wants to make a college decision, but he is giving “every school a fair chance.”
“To stand out, I have to have a good relationship with the coaching staff,” he said. “I’d say (my relationship with Michigan coaches) is pretty good, and I hope it continues to grow.”
Stewart is the seventh ranked player in the state, 60th receiver and 322nd overall player in his class, according to 247Sports’ composite. He is rated a 4-star on Rivals, so he very well could be a 4-star on 247Sports’ composite rankings when it is all said and done.