Steward looking for something "different" this weekend at Clemson


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Tony Steward at the US Army All-American Bowl.  (Photos: Icon SMI)
Tony Steward at the US Army All-American Bowl. (Photos: Icon SMI)

CLEMSON – The nation’s No. 1-rated outside linebacker prospect heads to Clemson this weekend looking for something that will set Clemson apart from Florida St.

St. Augustine’s (Pedro Menendez High) Tony Steward (6-2, 225) is the No. 2 player in the state of Florida and No. 7 player overall nationally regardless of position, and he has trimmed his top two to the Seminoles and the Tigers. Florida and UCLA are both still in the mix (new Florida head coach Will Muschamp is trying to get Steward in for a visit), but Clemson and Florida St. are definitely the leaders.

“I just want to find something different,” Steward told TigerNet Tuesday evening. “I feel comfortable on each campus, and I love the people in both places. I just want to see if I can find something different and find something that sets the two places apart from each other. I don’t know what that is. I am going to see what I can find.”

Steward said he loves both places almost equally.

“For Florida St. - apart from being my favorite college growing up – I love the city and the people there are friendly,” he said. “I enjoy being at Florida St. Clemson is a great location, and is a beautiful campus. I love all of the coaches and the people that are there. I talk to Coach Steele, and he coached my favorite player (Ernie Sims) and we have a great relationship.”

Steward is recovering from a knee injury he suffered this past season, playing in eight games, but still had 82 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns. He also had 36 carries for 257 yards and caught 14 passes for 158 yards. He also completed 3-of-6 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown.

As a junior Steward had 123 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, five sacks, three interceptions including two taken back for touchdowns, five fumble recoveries and six forced fumbles.

Steward said that Clemson and Florida St. are “50-50” and that he expects to wait until National Signing Day to make his decision – unless he finds what he is looking for.

“That’s the plan, to wait until Signing Day,” he said. “But something could change all of that.”


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spacer Steward looking for something "different" this weekend at Clemson
B-Meist®
spacer we touch the rock and run down the Hill
74TIGER
spacer they also fire legends...
mrgrant
spacer Is it just me or does it appear Steward is looking for a
clemsonstud05®
spacer A Lexus full of cash?
centraltiger1
spacer If that were true he'd be visting Auburn***
clemson guy3
spacer Don't forget the "gals"!
JVTiger
spacer He's coming to the right place. Welcome home, Tony!***
TheHill2
spacer Re: Tony, Welcome Home!!!
c_rast64
spacer Re: Tony, Welcome Home!!!
orangecrush10
spacer Re: Tony, Welcome Home!!!
c_rast64
spacer Re: Steward looking for something "different" this weekend at Clemson
Outbound®
spacer Maybe there will still be some snow/ice around. Doubt they
JVTiger
spacer Hope he finds it!!!
89tiger
spacer Serious question... some of you may be more informed than..
Bruce Wayne
spacer Not allowed. A couple of years ago when Taj was visiting
1991Tiger
spacer It's a wonder he came w/ his name misspelled like that***
hleapha
spacer Why should the boy make it sound so mystical??
Flying Tiger®
spacer ???***
RC Tiger®
spacer You're a ######...
TigerEric35®
spacer ^^^Not a Clemson alum***
hleapha
spacer Well, there should be some snow left on the ground.
tigerdrummer®
spacer You can say that again!
insanetigerfan08
spacer Re: Steward looking for something "different" this weekend at Clemson
Lawtonfunk
spacer he will deff find something different. LOL
Clemson Alume 2010
spacer After watching Sammy Watkins highlights...
tigrrfan
spacer Re: After watching Sammy Watkins highlights...
Tiger_Maniac
spacer Re: Steward looking for something "different" this weekend at Clemson
Tiger Rag Fishing Team
spacer Here's your answer... this is what brings them to Clemson:
clemsonsuzi®
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throck
spacer Not much sets us apart
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