Island Coast Head Coach Joe Bowen
"Jimmy is a hard worker and a good player. There are not too many kids whose coaches can say they never missed a practice, but Jimmy is one of those guys. He's worked hard for everything he's gotten.
"I think Jimmy will be successful at Vanderbilt because of his work ethic, the way he's wired. He's a good overall football player, but more than that, a great human being.
"Jimmy meant a lot to our team. He was Mr. Versatile. He was still growing the first two years we had him, so he's played every position, from cornerback to safety to outside linebacker and finally defensive line. He's always been a team-first guy and that was very important."
Selected Vanderbilt over Maryland, Minnesota, Utah State, Colorado State
Senior captain for region champion squad... Two-year starter, three-year letterwinner... As senior DE, contributed 40 tackles, 13 QB sacks and a forced fumble, helping Gators to 11-2 season and 2B state semifinal appearance... As senior, formed superb DE tandem with Aaron Lynch... Also caught two TD passes in WR/TE role... As junior, posted 45 tackles, eight sacks and a fumble recovery... Played RB and LB as sophomore... Three-year letter winner as sprinter in track: personal best in 200 (22.3).
James Dale Stewart... Son of Melanie Stewart... Born June 17, 1992... Two brothers: Caleb and Charlie... Works in medical industry... During summers, has mentored kids involved in local Pop Warner youth football organization... Enjoys hanging out with friends, fishing and bowling.