Sturgis (Mich.) class of 2014 quarterback Chance Stewart picked up his first scholarship offer of the recruiting process earlier this month. Now, the 6-foot-6, 205-pound passer is looking to add to his list via college camps this summer.
"For sure I am going to Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Penn State," Stewart said. "Those are the four main ones I am going to, then I am thinking about Ohio State and Eastern Michigan too."
Stewart did not arbitrarily pick those four schools to camp with. He has seen strong interest from each of those programs this spring.
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"All four of them have been in the school to talk with me," Stewart said. "I have met with a couple guys from the coaching staff, so I definitely feel those four teams are the closest I've been with. They are showing me love, so I want to show them love by going up to their camps and showing well."
Stewart has already made campus visits to three of the four schools he plans to camp with. His most recent trip was to Ann Arbor two weeks ago.
"That went really well and I sat down with Coach [Al] Borges for an hour and a half," Stewart said. "He talked about what he has planned for the summer and what Michigan's plan is for the class of 2014 quarterbacks. He pretty much said if I go to their camp and light it up, I could leave their camp with an offer. I felt a good vibe leaving there."
Michigan State has also hosted Stewart on campus several times this spring. He will be accompanied by several teammates during his next trip to East Lansing.
"I am actually taking my whole team up there on the 15th for a 7-on-7," Stewart said. "Coach [Mark] Dantonio and Coach [Dave] Warner wanted to see me throw in person and run my offense. I am hoping with a good 7-on-7 and a good camp, I could land an offer from there too by the end of the summer."
Stewart was last in Madison back in the fall to see Wisconsin play host to Purdue at Camp Randall Stadium.
"The football stadium was sweet and the whole atmosphere and how they approach football is cool," Stewart said. "That's the kind of place I want to play at."
At Wisconsin, assistant coach Eddie Faulkner leads up the Badger's recruitment of Stewart. He is being recruited by quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher at Penn State, and is looking forward to next month's trip to State College.
"I am going to make my first trip there at the end of June and I am looking forward to that a lot," Stewart said. "I have heard great things. I think I am going to stay for a weekend, actually. One day I will go to camp and the next day I am going to get a tour of the whole facilities and check out the campus."
Western Michigan became the first school to offer Stewart earlier this month. He lives very close to the Broncos' Kalamazoo campus and was excited to get on the board with offer No. 1.
"I was glad when coach called me and told me. The whole family was happy, actually," Stewart said. "It was nice to get that first one because that is what I have been working for. It was nice seeing Western showing love to guys around here."
Before Stewart embarks on his summer camp tour in an effort to add to his offer list, he will first focus on leading his 22-10 baseball team through the postseason. They play in the district finals this coming weekend, with Stewart playing third base and pitching for his team. He has a 5-2 record on the season thus far, and is not worried about quickly transitioning between throwing motions following baseball season.
"Last summer I had to do the exact same thing," Stewart said. "I really don't have that hard of a time transitioning between the two sports."