Dayjure Stewart

Running back Dayjure Stewart rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his senior season at Class 5A York (Pa.) High.

YORK, PA. (WAND) -- Illinois State's football program got a boost to its already-robust run game on Tuesday when Pennsylvania running back Dayjure Stewart committed to the Redbirds.


Stewart ran for 3,045 yards and racked up 40 total touchdowns during his prolific senior season at York (Pa.) High -- including 463 yards in the district championship game.

The 6-foot, 200-pound back also held Division-I offers from Albany and Morgan State.

Illinois State averaged 5.26 yards per carry as a team last season and returns All-American running back James Robinson for his senior season in 2019.