Brad Stewart left LSU’s junior camp event “Boys From The Boot” without an offer in hand.
Consider the four-star defensive back unfazed.
Louisiana’s No. 8 prospect, Stewart admitted he has interest in LSU, but without an offer to show for it, interest is all that’s there.
An offer, though, would go a long way.
“Well, you know, it’s my hometown team, so I’ve always been interested,” Stewart told SEC Country, “but my interest means nothing without their interest.”
The 6-foot, 193-pound product of McDonogh 35 High School (New Orleans) carried a bit of a chip on his shoulder after not pulling in an offer from the Tigers.
He remains steadfast that he doesn’t plan on doing much to continue to try and draw an offer. In his opinion, what more can he do?
“What else do I need to show them?” Stewart asked. “I have locked down some of the best receivers in the state. If they offer, then they offer. If they don’t, then they don’t.”
Stewart’s junior campaign speaks for itself, as he led McDonogh 35 to the Louisiana Class 4A quarterfinals.
In the process, the Class of 2017 standout matched up with some of New Orleans’ and the state’s future SEC talent, including Class of 2016 wide receiver Clyde Chriss (Texas A&M signee).
That’s led to offers from a host of SEC schools, including Mississippi State, Florida and Missouri.
While Stewart doesn’t have an offer to show for his on-field success last season, he certainly heard about it from the LSU coaching staff.
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, defensive backs coach Corey Raymond and new running backs coach Jabbar Juluke were all in Stewart’s ear during “Boys From The Boot” about how impressive he was on tape.
“Coach Aranda mentioned to me that he had only been there (at LSU) for two months, but in a staff meeting they watched my film and he and Coach (Les) Miles were impressed,” Stewart said. “Coach Raymond told me to come back for one of their spring practices, so I’m going to go back one Saturday. Coach Juluke just started, but I was happy for him.”
Stewart confirmed that he does plan on attending some of LSU’s spring practices, which begin in early March.
One of his goals: finally have a one-on-one with Miles.
“I was hoping to meet with Coach Miles (last weekend),” Stewart admitted, “but maybe next time.”
Stewart is rated as the nation’s No. 20 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.