Michigan, Penn State included on trimmed-down list for nation's top-ranked 2023 safety
One of the nation’s top overall prospects in the 2023 recruiting class has trimmed down his list of offers down to just 14 schools. Two B1G programs are still in the mix.
Michigan and Penn State occupy two spots in Rahmir Stewart’s Top 14, released on Friday evening. The other programs still in the hunt for the nation’s highest-ranked safety are Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Iowa State, LSU, Oklahoma, Pitt, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC and West Virginia.
According to 247Sports, Stewart received 31 offers on the recruiting front. Other B1G programs that expressed interest in the highly-touted safety were Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers. Those three were excluded from the Top 14.
— Rahmir Stewart (@Rahmir_Stewart) February 5, 2021
Stewart is listed as a 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back out of Philadelphia. He ranks as the top prospect out of Pennsylvania and the No. 1 safety in the class. Nationally, Stewart ranks as the No. 11 overall prospect of the cycle, though he currently only has a 4-star rating.
During the 2019 season at the high school level, Stewart played on both sides of the football, with primary work coming at safety. He was credited with 31 tackles and 3 interceptions as a freshman.
Safety frame with free safety range and strong safety mindset. Can easily play at 205 pounds. Aggressive, physical player who loves to hit. Excellent body control and strong tackler. Drives on the ball well. Is comfortable in the box. Is low, comfortable in backpedal. Excellent ball skills. Can flip his hips and change direction. Diagnosis running plays well. Productive for one of Pennsylvania’s best teams as a freshman with 31 tackles, three interceptions. Starter at elite level Power 5 program.
Neither Michigan nor Penn State have any players committed in the 2023 class at this time.