UT Martin Head Coach has Top 100 Talent Living Nearby
When Anthony Stewart, ascended to UT Martin Head Coach days after Heath Schroyer left for North Carolina State, I believed UT Martin had a real chance at landing a top 100 talent.
His own son, Parker Stewart.
I was wrong.
“I am not really considering UT Martin right now,” Parker Stewart told OVCHoops.com minutes ago. “I think the only way I end up there if I went somewhere else and that didn’t work out.”
While Stewart has followed his father around the nation, living in the cities (Columbus, Ohio, Carbondale, Illinois, Laramie, Wyoming, Athens, Ohio, Union City, Tennessee) the turbulent world of college athletics took, Stewart will veer off onto his own path next summer. When he graduates from Union City High School next May, Stewart will start to carve out his own basketball career.
While Coach Stewart thrived at Mount Union (OH) as a two-time basketball MVP, Parker has even bigger aspirations for college. (NOTE: Anthony Stewart also lettered in baseball at Mount Union)
The Team Penny guard has a chance to win Peach Jam in about a week. The bigger news comes shortly thereafter.
“Really, my recruitment is pretty far down the road right now,” said Stewart. “”When I get home from Peach Jam I am going to release my top 5, might be 6. I pretty much have a good idea of my top five. I don’t think anything is going to change that.”
Stewart holds offers from North Carolina State, Baylor, San Diego State, LSU, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Utah, Mizzou, USC Upstate, Kansas State, Memphis, Wyoming, Santa Clara, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and Florida.
UNLV and Iowa are interested, but have not offered yet. Considering his top five is coming out soon they appear to be longshots.
Five will make the cut days from now.
“I am going to take officials at the beginning of August,” said Stewart, ready to move this along. “I am going to try to commit at the end of September at the latest.”