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No. 1 Wide Receiver Recruit Announces Major Decision

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Earlier Tuesday afternoon, one of the best high school recruits in the country revealed he's skipping his senior season.

Evan Stewart, the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the 2022 class, announced he's preparing for the college game instead. The five-star wide receiver wrote a lengthy message on social media explaining the decision.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank all of my friends, fellow teammates, and supporters for all that have been with me since the beginning,” 

Put it in gods hands❤️‍🩹🙏🏾.

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" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Stewart wrote in a statement on Twitter. “I have enjoyed playing the game of football for a very long time and I will never lose the love and energy rush of taking the field with my guys and teammates. I would like to thank Coach O, Coach Hooks and Coach Flight for bringing me in and developing me day in and day out and breaking me out of my shell to be the player I am today." Here's his post.

“With that being said, I will be foregoing the rest of my senior season and mentally and physically preparing myself for the next level of my football career and a huge step in life," the message continued. "Once again, thank you for all of the support and countless love. To my Red-Hawk teammates, I wish y’all the best of luck throughout the rest of the season and it’s always love when it comes to y’all. I hope every single one of you guys becomes great one day."

Stewart is the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2022 class. According to 247Sports' Crystal Ball Predictions, Texas is the current favorite to land the Texas native.

However, Florida is looming as well.

Where will Stewart play his college ball?