Commitment Impact: Chance Stewart

Commitment Impact: Chance Stewart

The second verbal commit of Wisconsin's 2014 recruiting class, Sturgis (Mich.) quarterback Chance Stewart is a perfect pro-style quarterback, but do the Badgers still want him? Badger Nation looks at Stewart's impact.

Committed Over: Chance Stewart committed on August 2 after earning his offer June 17th following one of Wisconsin's high school summer camps. Stewart picked the Badgers over Western Michigan.

Rated: Currently ranked an early three-star prospect and the No.23 quarterback in the country by Fox Sports Next.

On Film: A smart player, Stewart is on pace to be a four year varsity starter, which means he is bringing in a lot of experience. Stewart isn't the most mobile player, which is why the pro-style offense fits him well. He's a good leader, can throw while moving around in the pocket and as improved his arm strength as he has gotten older. He can still add a few pounds to his frame to help him improve some aspect of his game, including his arm strength, but he's a good player.

Recruiting Impact: Hands down, Stewart has been the big topic among Wisconsin fans due to the lack of communication between the UW commit and the new coaching staff. Stewart wants to be at Wisconsin (and has said so on a number of occasions), but has barely heard from the Badgers. Is that a sign that Wisconsin, after signing dual-threat junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy in the class of 2013, wants more multidimensional players under center? If that's the case, Wisconsin owes Stewart a phone call. Whichever way this shakes out, UW will likely take a quarterback in this class. They owe it to Stewart to let him know if he's the guy or not.

Addendum: In the hours posting this story, Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda reached out to Stewart. Stewart tweeted 'back to normal. Everything's good.' That should be excellent news for UW fans.

Quotable: "The football experience makes it the place to play football, and it's a perfect fit for me. I need to go to a school that has a pro-style offense with some big guys in front of me blocking and a guy to hand the ball off to. I feel comfortable staying in the pocket and throwing the ball, so I definitely think Wisconsin is a good fit."

Final Thought: After maintaining his commitment, Stewart is starting to check out other options. He reportedly visited Michigan State last week and will visit Toledo this weekend. Stewart camped at a lot of places last summer - Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Penn State – and he might try to rebuild those connections.

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