With former Douglass football standout Destin Stewart
Douglass’ do-everything standout Destin Stewart had 26 catches for 521 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver and 76 tackles and five interceptions on defense last year as a senior. He was also a standout punter for the Trojans. Next week, Stewart will head to Hawaii, where he’ll continue his football career in college with the Warriors. Before Friday night’s All-State football game in Tulsa, Stewart took time to visit with The Oklahoman’s Ryan Aber.
How’s summer been going?
It’s been going good. I’ve taken two classes at OCCC and kept working out. When I’ve had a chance, I’ve done some work with my dad and my uncle to try to make a little extra money before I head off to school on Aug. 4. I worked with my dad working on yards some and with my uncle working on cars. I just don’t have enough time for a regular job.
What classes did you take? What are you majoring in at Hawaii?
English writing and English reading. I just wanted to get a little head start before I went out there and get some credits out of the way early. I’m planning on majoring in sports medicine. It’s just something I think I’d enjoy. I don’t want to get stuck doing a job that I don’t like for the rest of my life.
Do you think you’ll get a chance to play right away in Hawaii?
I think I’m ready for the football part of it and I’d like to. At the same time, I think it might be better to redshirt just to get adjusted to college and take things slow like that. But I think I’m ready to play.
What are you most looking forward to about going off to college: football or being in Hawaii?
Definitely football. I just want to go there to learn new things and keep getting better. But I’m not going to lie, being in Hawaii will be nice, too.