The offensive skill continues to pour in for the Texas Longhorns as four-star wide receiver Evan Stewart announced his commitment via Twitter on Thursday evening.
The 6-0, 175-pound receiver from Liberty Frisco is one of the most-coveted players in the country, coming in as the No. 5 receiver and No. 40 player overall, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Stewart held offers from 35 schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas A&M. He announced on January 10 that his recruitment was still open, but then just over three weeks later said he was shutting it down.
Thank you to all the coaches that believed in my talent and gave me a chance but my recruitment is done..— . (@0fficial_evan) January 25, 2021
Still, it was several more weeks before Stewart gave the good news to position coach Andre Coleman, who secured perhaps the biggest recruiting coup in his coaching career.
Stewart appeared close to committing to the Longhorns when he sent that tweet in late January, but decided to hold off on his pledge. Following recent additions like Klein Oak running back Jaydon Blue and Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra quarterback Maalik Murphy, Stewart took the opportunity to join the rapidly-growing #22EFFECT class.
In two seasons with the Redhawks, Stewart has amassed 1,670 yards and 16 touchdowns with 913 of those yards coming in just nine games as a junior. Stewart also competes on the track team for Frisco, turning in a 10.74 100-meter and a 21.08 200-meter as a sophomore, as well as eclipsing 24 feet in the long jump.
Stewart becomes the sixth member of a 2022 recruiting class that now ranks among the top five in the country and first in the Big 12.