To all the UConn fans angered by Xavier linebacker Graham Stewart’s decision to spurn their school for Boston College: You now have company.
Stewart isn’t not going to Boston College, either.
Stewart, an 6-foot-2, 225-pound all-state player from Durham who led the Falcons to a 13-0 record and Class LL championship, announced Friday he instead will be signing with Florida, according Orlando Sentinel, which first reported the story Friday night.
According to the Sentinel, Stewart, who had verbally committed to Boston College last year, changed his mind after a visit from new Gators coach Will Muschamp.
He will join Ridgefield lineman Tommy Jordan, who is also signing with the Gators, in Gainesville.
From the article:
“Yeah I did verbally commit tonight,” Stewart told the Sentinel. “It was always my dream school, but with the coaching change, that had deterred me a bit.
“But just the overall energy of the place and of course it being Florida, it just seemed to be the best place for me to be to become a better student and a better athlete.”
Stewart, who will be playing in the Team USA vs. World all-star game in Austin, Texas on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, got an earful from angry UConn fans last year after he spurned their school and verbally committed to Boston College.