Holy moly you guys we are down to the last handful of players. This has been a fun experience for me and I hope it has been for you as well. The wait is nearly over! Let’s highlight #3 Tommy Stuart today!
#3, Thomas Stuart, RS Sophomore, QB
Weight: 196 lbs
High School: Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore, Maryland
Last School: Butte Junior College, Oroville, California
How'd he get to the Blue™?
After being lightly recruited out of high school, Tommy decided to play JC ball, holding out for better offers. After leading Butte JC to the California Junior College State Championship, he garnered an offer from Boise State, along with Elon. He obviously jumped on the Boise State offer because no one knows where Elon is. (It’s in Elon, North Carolina). He was rated as a 2-star recruit by Scout and Rivals.
Obvious nickname is obvious.
Gotta go with P-Swayze
Tommy had a stellar career out of Calvert Hall. It is actually pretty surprising he wasn’t more highly recruited. His final record at CHCHS was 21-3. That’s nothing to scoff at, or jeer, contemn, sneer, or pooh-pooh at for that matter. His junior year he led Calvert Hall to their first state title ever AND their first conference title in 30 years. Was named first-team all-state private school and second-team all-state consensus. He also earned first-team all-metro after accounting for 2,500 total yards and 26 touchdowns. His senior campaign he amassed 3,500 total yards and 40 touchdowns, earning him first-team all-state private school, first-team AP All-State Consensus and first-team all-metro. He was also named the Crab Bowl MVP, which is Maryland’s All-Star Game.
THEN comes junior college.He was named Nor-Cal Conference Offensive Player of the Year as well as first-team all-league as quarterback for Butte Junior College. He led Butte to the California Junior College State Championship and was named MVP of the title game. BJC was also named co-National Champs. Keep in mind Tommy only played at BJC as a true freshman. He went 132 of 204, 1,927 yards and 29 touchdowns, throwing just 3 interceptions and completing nearly 65% of his passes.
Tommy’s outlook looks great. While Finley has been named the starter, I have a hard time thinking Tommy won’t see the field. He has already used his redshirt, so I see no reason not to use him as needed. I can potentially see them using him in run-option packages. I’m not sure I see him supplanting Finley, but I feel Tommy, along with any of our QBs, could step in and run our offense. I expect Tommy and Ogle to continue to battle it out. Honestly I would prefer to redshirt Rypien this year to keep a year of eligibility for him. We have a lot of talent at QB and they are all young. It’s a good and bad problem to have. You don’t want talent sitting on the sidelines, but in the event you need it, it’s GREAT to have.
Is he on Twitter?
He definitely is and I think he is ready for 9/4
"Winners always want the ball when the games on the line"— Tommy stuart (@tommystuart03) July 25, 2015
Completely made up fact
While at Butte JC, Tommy attracted the attention of some individuals that enjoyed watching him play. For some reason, the people of Butte, Montana, enjoy partaking in any activity or sporting event that has to do with the word Butte. Tommy did not disappoint.