Bolingbrook High School enters the season with seniors Justin Walters and Tyler McLaurin verbally committed to Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. The new prospect to watch is freshman I’Marion Stewart who is expected to be a major contributor for the Raiders. If the last name Stewart sounds familiar to Bolingbrook fans it should, because he is the younger brother of current Oregon State receiver I’Shawn Stewart who also played at Bolingbrook.
The younger Stewart has been working the varsity team since day one of summer workouts. He is a talented class of 2024 prospect is expected to do most of his damage on the offensive side of the ball. Stewart is a very skilled receiver who runs crisp routes and does a tremendous job of tracking the ball while it is in the air.
“I need to keep my body healthy and be mentally focused in order to be right for week 1. My biggest goal is to show out since I’m a freshman on varsity and I have a lot to prove,” said Stewart.
Stewart is an advanced route runner for his age due to his exposure to competition from across the country.
“I like 7-on-7 because I like to get better during the offseason, and it helps me work on little things for when the pads come on.”
Recently he helped his travel 7-on-7 team capture a national championship title in Florida. Stewart was a contributor on both sides of the ball on the 14u level while also playing receiver on for the 15u team.
“I like playing BOOM because I like with brothers that I don’t get to play or see often, and I like to compete.”
Before Stewart is able to be a major contributor for the Raiders, he will need to master the playbook.The on-field drills will come natural to him thanks to all his off-season prep. He spent countless hours this winter and spring working his new teammates.