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February 2, 2013
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From everything you hear about North Marion linebacker Myles Stewart, it's hard not to pull for him.
According to his coaches, Stewart has never been in trouble on or off the field, plays the game the way it's supposed to be played, with passion, and is a team leader who never complained or questioned coaches.
"Myles is one of the toughest and hardest working players I have ever worked with," said assistant coach Darrell Collins. "He is the first one in the weight room and the last one to leave. His attitude and willingness to be coached are what separate him from the rest."
In fact, Collins noted that Stewart's work ethic is right there with former Colt greats Gregg Carr (FSU), Jamie Gilmore (Temple) and Latroy Pittman (UF) to name a select few.
The second-team All-State selection led the Colts with 148 tackles, including five sacks and 17 tackles for loss. The 6'1, 220-pound senior also led the team in special team tackles.
Despite a 345-pound bench press, a 495-pound squat and a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, Myles currently owns just one offer - from NAIA Union College in Barbourville (KY).
"He is under the radar because he sat behind seniors and didn't get his chance until this year," said linebacker coach Mike Pilcher. "But he can play at the D-I level because of his instincts. He just has a knack for getting to the football."
Although Western Michigan is showing interest, another reason why Myles hasn't had much D-I contact is 'because he was a late bloomer who never really got on the camp circuit (only attended one camp),' according to Collins.
"I believe he can play Division-I football," added Collins. "But I think he would be better served to redshirt his first year and play on special teams. He will start the rest of his college years."