FOOTBALL RECRUITING SPOTLIGHT: CB KEEYON STEWART

Red Raiders land speedy cornerback from Galena Park North Shore.

Keeyon Stewart, a three-star prospect according to 247Sports, committed to Texas Tech in mid-June. Stewart will join North Shore teammate Tony Bradford in Lubbock next fall. The Houston native chose the Red Raiders over Houston and Louisiana-Monroe.

Stewart patrols the secondary for the 6A top-ranked Mustangs. At 5-11, 160-pounds, he’s is a little light for a division 1 cornerback, but he more than makes up for it with his elite speed. Many scouts describe Stewart’s speed as blistering. Stewart also has good lateral quickness and change of direction. The most notable part of Stewart's game is his makeup speed as he is rarely beaten because he can close the gap between receivers within seconds.

The cornerback position is the most athletically demanding position on the football field. In the Big 12, no other position is tested more on the defensive side of the ball. A cornerback in the Big 12 must have great athleticism to compete against receivers who’ve won 6 of the last 10 Biletnikoff awards (nation's best receiver). Stewart’s athleticism is right on par with the top-end Big 12 cornerbacks.

The Stewart commitment is a big one for the Red Raiders. Four seniors in the secondary are set to depart in May. The Red Raiders coaching staff will ask a lot from underclassmen next fall.

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