Published June 7, 2013 - 10:15amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Kohl Stewart likely won’t be the quarterback of the future for Texas A&M.
Although nothing formal has been announced yet regarding the four-star quarterback signee, it’s expected that Stewart, who was selected fourth overall in the MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins, won’t make it to campus this fall.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Stewart would bypass TAMU after being a top-five pick.
“He’s going to go (with the Twins),” Mark Stewart said. “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 is a dual-sport star at St. Pius X in Houston, and he brings the cheddar from the bump regularly in the mid-90s, touching 97.
When you throw that hard the ball looks fuzzy, and when blessed with an arm like that, you don’t pursue an undergraduate degree and play college football. You make a beeline to the big leagues.
Stewart echoed his dad’s sentiments about bypassing Texas A&M for the MLB.
“The Twins, they picked me, and they expect me to sign,” he 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.
“There’s extreme loyalty within the organization, and they’re committed to winning, and they’re looking for ways for the organization to reach a World Series, and I’m committed to being a part of that organization and working my way up and grinding it out until my name is called. And hopefully, I can one day help the Twins become one of the winningest franchises in the league.”
In addition to being Texas’ Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball, Stewart started three years and threw for 8,803 yards and 87 touchdowns as a blue-chip quarterback.
Last year’s fourth overall pick had a $4.32 million signing bonus. Stewart is about to be a very rich young man.
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