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Stewart holding for another week

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Four-star Sturgis, Mich., junior quarterback Chance Stewart was one of the early gems of Wisconsin's 2014 recruiting class, committing to the Badgers last summer. Since head coach Gary Andersen has taken over in Madison, though, Stewart has yet to hear from the new staff.
"Before Coach Andersen was hired I talked to Coach [Thomas] Hammock and he just told me they were figuring it out," Stewart said. "Once [Andersen] got hired I haven't heard anything from anybody."
Wisconsin announced Andersen as its head coach on Dec. 20. Stewart is being patient in waiting to hear from the Badgers, but also knows if contact is not made soon he may have to start looking at other options.
"I think we are going to give it one more week to see if anything happens," Stewart said. "With it being Signing Day it had to be crazy for them the last few weeks trying to get the 2013 class set.
"So we'll give it another week and if nothing comes up they'll probably want to go in another direction, which is completely understandable. If they want to go in another direction that is completely fine with me, but I just want to know so that maybe I can let some other coaches know that it is looking like it is not going to work out.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Stewart threw for 1,400 yards and ten touchdowns as a junior. A three-sport star, he is averaging 17 points and 14 rebounds a game for Sturgis' basketball team this winter. Whether he continues to play baseball, where he pitches and plays third base, is currently up for discussion.
"It is kind of up in the air right now with the family. I want to go to a bunch of camps, but there is going to be a conflict with baseball in there. Right now there is a debate in the family whether it is time to hang up the spikes and concentrate on football, because I want to play football in college. I like playing baseball, but it is kind of a hobby right now."
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