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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seniors Dez Stewart (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Brent Wahle (Pataskala, Ohio) are ranked in the top 12 in terms of Division II pro hopefuls, according to D2Football.com.
Stewart, a wide receiver, is ranked No. 4 in the list and is projected to be a priority free agent signing following this week's NFL Draft.
D2Football.com's Josh Buchanan wrote of Stewart, "This is one of my sleepers because he makes plays in the return game, can take the top off a secondary, and is slippery in space. He uses his 4.4 speed well and has been dominant over the last three years earning first-team All-GLIAC honors. Stewart caught 68 passes for 903 yards and 7 scores last year and had 1,156 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. While the hands are just average and route running is not very good he is a player who could contribute on special teams while he is coached up. His pro day workout was very solid with a 4.4 40 and 1.52 10-yard. He had four visits and thus could get drafted late on the speed and special teams ability. If not drafted, he will be a heavily sought after priority free agent. "
Buchanan projects Wahle – his No. 12 ranked player – to sign as a free agent after a record setting career that saw him establish GLIAC records in career field goals made and points scored by a kicker.
Contact: Scott Miles