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17 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Isaiah Stewart

In which BracketCat counts down the 17th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Isaiah Stewart.

#24 Nate Jackson
Isaiah Stewart is a promising young signee with the size, speed and tenacity to play either cornerback, like Nate Jackson (24), or safety, which probably is his most likely position.
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

#17 Isaiah Stewart

True Freshman | 5-11 | 180 lbs. | DeSoto, Texas
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Isaiah D. Stewart (b. Feb. 2, 1998) is a young, promising defensive back prospect from DeSoto High School in Texas. Although talented, he probably will redshirt due to depth.

A three-year letter-winner for the Eagles under head coach Todd Peterman, Stewart picked up honorable mention all-state honors from the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors, while he earned all-district honors during his final three years.

He was selected as an All-Midlands Region honoree from PrepStar, rated as one of the five best Dallas-area defensive backs in the Class of 2017 by The Dallas Morning News and named the Defensive MVP in the Class 6A Division II state championship game.

Stewart totaled 85 tackles and six interceptions during his senior campaign, helping DeSoto to earn a 16-0 record and a final No. 3 national ranking from USA Today Sports.

He was an academic all-state honoree who also participated in track and field.

Here’s what Ian Boyd had to say about Stewart at SportsTreatise:

... Stewart is a really versatile DB. His first clip shows him kind of losing track of his role, but then recovering to pick off a clueless and late throw from the QB to a wide open WR in the end zone. DeSoto used him ... to track some guys and play man coverage inside, as well as to play over the top. I think he could play either safety spot and be an asset that could move around and play some man coverage. This school is always a major pipeline for (Big 12) talent.