May 3, 2012

Tulane's first 2013 commitment excited about future

Jason Stewart loves Tulane's new coaches, but they were not the primary reason he became Tulane's first commitment for 2013 this week. He has been dreaming of playing for the Green Wave for several years.

Stewart, a 6-5, 320-pound offensive guard from nearby Warren Easton High on Canal Street, gave little consideration to scholarship offers from TCU and Southern Miss among other schools.

"To be honest, I really don't know all the schools that offered," he said. "I've been wanting to go to Tulane since I was little, ever since I was about in the seventh grade. When I was in middle school, they had some people from Tulane come over there and talk to us about the school and stuff. I really enjoyed that."

That early positive impression made Curtis Johnson's job much easier in convincing Stewart to choose Tulane. He did not have to sell Stewart on a program other local products never would have considered in the Bob Toledo era.

Stewart did not have to sell himself much, either. Although he is not currently rated by Rivals.com, he has started every game at Class 4A Warren Easton for three years and was an all-district selection in 2010 and 2011.

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