Zach Stewart grew up wanting to play for the Vols and committed on April 18th (2013), less than a month after Butch Jones extended a formal offer. Stewart was the first 2015 prospect to commit to Tennessee. Since his pledge, Stewart has taken multiple trips to Knoxville and spurned any interest from other programs. Nothing is a lock in the recruiting world, but Stewart signing with the Vols is as close to a sure thing as you’ll find.
RTI Average: 3.25-stars
How He Fits
A two-way player in high school, Stewart projects as an offensive guard in college. He dominates his current competition due to his superior strength and athleticism. Stewart is a dominate run-blocker who drives opponents into the ground and has the speed to get upfield quickly. His initial first step quickness serves him well in all phases of the game. He could use more hand violence when dealing with pass rushers. Overall he’s a solid prospect with the size, athleticism, and mentality to contribute to an SEC program. Tennessee is still paying for Dooley’s decision to go an entire signing class without bringing in an offensive lineman. Ideally, Stewart would redshirt his freshman year in order to improve his playing strength and refine his technique.