Recruiters shouldn't come at Klein (Texas) High offensive lineman Chris Stewart with any cheesy car salesman pitches. He can read right through it because he's heard them all.
"I've been working for my dad, who is a car wholesaler, this summer," he said. "I do everything from deliver cars to help to work deals. It's a tough business and I wouldn't recommend anyone getting into it."
Imagine Stewart – a 6-foot-5, 300-plus – delivering your car. Bet you wouldn't miss too many payments.
Besides making car deals, Stewart has been working out preparing for his senior season. He enters his senior season with dozens of offers, academically eligible and in shape.
"I haven't been that focused on recruiting right now," he said. "I've kind of narrowed it down to Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, LSU, Nebraska and Arkansas. I've been to LSU and A&M, and want to get up to the other schools."
Stewart's mother lives near Ole Miss and his sister is a track star for the Rebels.
"I'm kind of a family guy," he said. "I'd like to be close to some of my family but it's not a huge factor."
He might want to play near one particular friend, however. He and sister schoolmate Michael Goodson of Klein Collins have befriended each other.
"We are pretty good friends and I've talked with him throughout the recruiting process," he said.
We'll see if their friendship blossoms in weeks to come.