It is frustrating indeed when you are a sleeper prospect, need see playing time and you play for a team that puts the opponent away before the first half is over. This is the unfortunate tale of wide receiver/cornerback Andru Stewart (5-10, 175, 4.55) from Westlake (Calif.) Oaks Christian.
"Andru has all the ability to play D-I," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He had to sit out last season and has a little rust on him."
"To make matters worse for Andru he also had shin splints and that slowed him down," Redell said. "He's getting his health back."
"Then you have add to the equation that we have been way out in front early and are playing our third stringers by the third quarter," Redell said. "Because of all that he doesn't get a lot of opportunities."
"Andru could play on either side of the ball on the D-I level," Redell said. "He starts for us as a wide receiver and he's in our rotation on defense."
Though Stewart has battled shin splints and blow outs for playing time he has caught seven passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. He has also returned one kickoff for 72 yards and has racked up nine tackles on defense.
Stewart has to sit out his junior season because of CIF transfer rules. Even though the school that Stewart transferred from one of the Bakersfield schools.
Bakersfield and Westlake are separated by hundreds of miles but still Stewart had to sit out.
Stewart has excellent bloodlines his father Michael Stewart played for Fresno State in college and with the Rams and Dolphins in the NFL.
According to Redell; UNLV, Nevada, Boise State, Fresno State and UTEP are showing interest in his sleeper prospect.