The Ags’ second commitment in the class and one of two 2013 prospects who committed to then-head coach Mike Sherman, Stewart ended the process extremely early but remained the state’s most heavily-recruited signal-caller.
As a sophomore, Kohl threw for 3,130 yards and30 touchdowns versus just nine interceptions. His 2010 campaign, coupled with an extremely impressive showing on the camp circuit in College Station, Austin, Baton Rouge and Norman, led to Stewart’s stock soaring very early. He eventually chose the Aggies over two of A&M’s primary recruiting foes — Oklahoma and LSU.
A proud Aggie who comes from as strong an A&M family as you’ll ever find, Stewart quickly put the recruiting process behind him and focused exclusively on his game. As a junior in 2011, he threw for 3,138 yards and 29 scores. As a senior, Kohl passed for 2,535 yards and 28 TDs for three-year totals of nearly 9,000 passing yards and 87 touchdowns against 32 picks.
Blessed with a cannon right arm and a smooth, fast release, Stewart is the best pure passer that I’ve seen come through a Texas A&M summer camp. The 6-3 gunslinger throws a beautiful, tight spiral and can deliver every throw with tremendous zip and accuracy. He’s particularly impressive when throwing deep and on hash-to-far sideline strikes.
About the only thing Kohl can throw better than the pigskin is a baseball. As a pitcher, he boasts a 97-mph fastball with plenty of movement. Thus, he’s likely to be selected within the first 10 picks of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. While the threat of Stewart skipping college to chase the pro baseball dream is very real, it didn’t to keep Sumlin from offering a scholarship to the blue-chip quarterback. If anyone would be willing to pass up big league bucks, it would be a born-and-bred Aggie whose lifelong dream has been to fire strikes at Kyle Field and Olsen Field.
Stats2010: 179-of-301 passing for 3,130 yards with 30 TDs and 9 INTs
2011: 169-of-310 passing for 3,138 yards and 29 TDs with 11 INTs
2012: 170-of-315 passing for 2,535 yards and 28 TDs with 12 INTs
Honors2010: TAPPS 3-1 First Team All-District
2011: TAPPS 3-1 First Team All-District
2012: TAPPS Division I First Team All-State (Punter); TAPPS Divison I Second Team All-State (QB); Under Armour All-American; TAPPS 3-1 First Team All-District; Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year