Brandon Stewart is a running back from Salisbury High School in Sherwood Park. Brandon will enrol in the College of Arts and Science, and his career goal is to be a physiotherapist. He was high school teammates with another Huskie recruit, quarterback Matt Bonaca.
Prior to camp, Brandon discussed his choice to join the Dogs. “I like the coaching staff. I also heard a lot of great things, from friends and coaches, about the football program, the school, and the city.” Brandon told Huskie Outsider that he was looking forward to the Dogs’ Breakfast, something commonly heard from recruits over the years. He was asked for his goals during camp. “Come in and compete,” was his reply.
After his third practice, where he had a couple of impressive runs during scrimmage, Stewart again spoke with Huskie Outsider. “There is definitely a difference in the speed of the game, but also in the strength of the players as well. The blocking, and everything, is different.” As most of the recruits observed, you do begin to get adjusted to the speed of the game after a few practices. “Once you get the plays down, everything starts to slow down. You can look up more instead of looking up at the ball…it’s just easier. The veteran running backs have been a great help to me. They tell me things that I need to work on.”
Coach Towriss talked to Huskie Outsider about Stewart. “He is one of the top running backs in Alberta. He’s a solid ball carrier, but we’re particularly impressed with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.”