West St. Mary (Baldwin, La.) WR Daijuan Stewart is en route from coastal Louisiana to SMU. He's…
SMU Commit Daijuan Stewart: Coach's Corner
"Things are finally starting to come together for us as we mold the run and shoot offense," said A.J. Smith, who is responsible for calling the plays in West St. Mary's wide-open attack. "It's not pee-wee style football. On every play, Daijuan Stewart is reading the defense, executing a decision and running a particular route. "It's going to be great for him next year at SMU, because he will come in with the knowledge of a redshirt freshman instead of a true freshman. Our offenses parallels that of SMU, with the only exception being a few things in verbiage." Last week, West St. Mary - ranked No. 3 in Louisiana Class 2A by Scout - defeated 4A Ellender Memorial with Stewart doing a large amount of damage. The senior amassed 357 all-purpose yards, including 11 receptions for 183 yards (two TDs) and 174 return yards (with a 90-yard kickoff return). "When he sees a hole in the defense, Daijuan is making quick cuts," beamed Smith. "Daijuan and I are both close to (SMU wide receivers coach) Jeff Reinebold. The coaches who use the run and shoot are like a family. It's truly been a blessing to get more understanding of the run and shoot from Coach Reinebold, and for me to get the chance to coach these young men down here." Smith says his offense is responding better and better each week. "Our offense - as a whole - is seeing it. They're coming up to the line and making the checkoffs - not me. Our quarterback (Trevell Dixon) read the blitz last week on a play where the defense left Daijuan uncovered for a 44-yard touchdown. The run and shoot is fun." Stewart, who committed to SMU in late April, is back in action this week vs. 3A Kaplan (1-2).
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