The Rundown: Brendon Stewart Inks With Southern California

It took less than a year, and one massive indoor season, for DeMatha Catholic (MD) High senior Brendon Stewart to make his way on to Division I recruiting boards. 

But it was all the evidence the University of Southern California needed.

The Trojans inked Stewart on Wednesday during the beginning of the National Letter of Intent regular period. The senior chose the Trojans over Ohio State and Texas Tech, which were among his top three choices. 

Stewart, who's a former lacrosse player, will join a Trojans spring program led by assistant coaches and sprint technicians Quincy Watts and Joanna Hayes, who recently guided the men's team toward a new world indoor 4x400 best of 3:00.77. 

The Trojan signed two freshmen sprinters in the Class of 2017, including Oaks Christian (CA) High graduate Nick Moore and Damien (CA) High graduate Zach Shinnick

Stewart finished with the second fastest indoor 60m time in the country in 2018, racing to a time of 6.66, while he added a US No. 16 time of 21.71 in the 200m and a US No. 7 effort in the 300m in 33.86. 

Stewart expressed recently, however, that he's still largely unproven over the outdoor season and is looking to run under 10.5 seconds in the 100m and under 21 seconds in the 200m.