There's been a ton of shifts and movement on the quarterback front at Texas A&M, ever since Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in December. It began with Jameil Showers, last season's projected starter, transferring after accepting the reality that Manziel had the quarterback position on lock. The latest is Class of 2013 quarterback Kohl Stewart, who was looking at a minimum of one year in Manziel's shadow and a max of three more. Stewart wasn't just any two-bit high school quarterback, either. Stewart was a four-star passer, Under Armour All-American and an All-American on the baseball diamond.
Instead of waiting for football, the right-handed pitcher out of St. Pius X High School in Houston is taking the money after getting selected fourth overall in the MLB Draft. Stewart was noncommittal on Thursday night, but from the sounds of things, he's chosen to follow a well-travel path.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“He’s going to go (with the Twins),” Mark Stewart, Kohl’s father, said via the Houston Chronicle. “You don’t get drafted fourth and not go. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime offer. He looked at me when they made the call and said, ‘Dad, I’m going to accept the (Twins’) offer.’ He’s made the decision, and he will talk to (A&M coach Kevin Sumlin).”
Stewart himself echoed those sentiments during a teleconference with reporters.
“The Twins, they picked me, and they expect me to sign,” Stewart said. “I’m not going to say 100 percent for sure, but I’m looking forward to joining the Twins organization. … I don’t want to say anything or pull anybody the wrong way, but I look forward to being a Twin.”
Kevin Sumlin isn't sweating it though. On Monday, A&M secured the commitment of the No. 1 pro-style quarterback prospect in the class of 2014.