ArDarius Stewart returns to Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- ESPN 300 athlete ArDarius Stewart (Fultondale, Ala./Fultondale) has become a regular at the Alabama home games. The Crimson Tide commitment was back in Tuscaloosa on Saturday for the Mississippi State game.

“The visit went good,” Stewart said. “It was nice, just like always. I went to see a couple players to see how they were going to play. I wanted to see T.J. Yeldon to see how he was going to hang on the field.”

Yeldon, a freshman running back, held own his own against the Bulldogs. He finished with 10 carries for 84 yards and scored the Tide’s first touchdown on an 11-yard scamper.

On the visit, Stewart caught up with fellow UA commitments O.J. Howard and Bradley Bozeman, but during the game, he actually sat next to an Auburn commitment, who was in town to see the Tide play.

“I saw Dee Liner,” Stewart said. “Actually we sat next to each other, watching the game. He’s a laid-back guy. I think he enjoyed how big Alabama is and how they were laying some big hits. He liked to see the big hits.”

Stewart also met with UA head coach Nick Saban. The two talked about his six-touchdown performance from Friday night.

The Alabama native plans to return for the Tide’s three remaining home games. Next up is Texas A&M a week from Saturday. Despite having an outstanding senior season, he says other schools have stopped recruiting him.

“I think they don’t want to waste their time because they know I’m committed, and I’m a strong commit,” Stewart said. “I’m not going anywhere.”