June 24, 2010

Defensive backs shine at Colleyville Heritage

Denton Guyer's Josh Stewart, one of the first commits in A&M's 2011 class, was recruited as an undersized cornerback, at 5-foot-10, 163-pounds, with great ball skills and a reputation to play bigger than his size. Stewart's five interceptions last season, one for a touchdown in a playoff game against Denton Ryan off of Texas Tech signee Scotty Young, 18 pass breakups and 62 tackles definitely indicated that he was a productive player. That was borne out earlier this month at the Colleyville Heritage 7-on-7 tournament.

Guyer won all three games in a very strong pool, which also featured Class 5A powerhouses Arlington, Abilene, and Southlake Carroll. Guyer started off against defending Class 5A Division I champion Abilene and one of the best high school players in the state, running back Herschel Sims. In 7-on-7 play, Sims lined up as a slot receiver and was covered by Stewart, man-to-man. Sims is widely recognized as perhaps the best pass catching back in the, with good speed and the ability to recognize defenses and run good routes. However, in one of the most impressive defensive displays you will ever see in 7-on-7, Stewart shut down Sims and didn't allow him a single catch. In addition, Stewart intercepted two passes, returning each for touchdowns.

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