UCLA Football Recruiting: DB Croix Stewart Commits to the Bruins
The two-sport athlete from Benicia High School in Northern California became the second recruit to join UCLA football's 2022 recruiting class this week.
It’s pretty well-known that Chip Kelly likes speed. It’s why he recruit Kazmeier Allen and Keegan Jones. Well, yesterday, Kelly’s UCLA Bruins added a speedster to the defensive side of the ball when defensive back Croix Stewart committed to UCLA.
Stewart made the announcement on Twitter.
When Stewart isn’t playing football, he’s running track. In fact, a search of Twitter yields more photos of Stewart running track than of him playing football.
Stewart’s Twitter page lists him at 6’2” tall and 190 pounds. There’s also a video offering the Tale of the Tape showing other physical measurements.
But what really seems to stand out about Croix Stewart, at least on his 2019 season Hudl highlight video is his physicality. Simply put, he can hit hard. Or, at least that’s how it looks on the video.
Until UCLA offered him last month, his other offers were all in the Mountain West from schools like Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose State. So, it makes sense as to why he has decided to commit to UCLA at this point.
At the time of the offer, Stewart was quoted by Brandon Huffman of 247Sports:
Getting the UCLA offer meant a lot to me. I talked on the phone with coach Brian Norwood. They had just came in contact with me a couple of days before the offer.
Interestingly, Huffman’s article didn’t expect a decision from Stewart “any time soon,” but less than three weeks later, he announced the commitment to UCLA.
Welcome to Westwood, Croix!