Perkiomen Valley senior Rasaan Stewart had scholarship offers from several Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly 1-A) schools, but decided Villanova was the best fit.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Stewart will make it official with the Wildcats when high school seniors can begin signing national letters of intent on Wednesday.
"Villanova was the first school to show interest, and they were there before the big schools contacted me and I had a special connection with them," said Stewart, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania choice as an all-purpose back. "I love the football program and education I will receive."
Stewart was a quarterback and safety for Perkiomen Valley and said he has been recruited to play on defense. Of course, there is a chance that a tug of war could take place between the offensive and defensive coaches for his services.