Va. Speedster Has Two Offers

Va. Speedster Has Two Offers

Vincent Lowe is a name that is starting to create a buzz on the recruiting trail. The 2014 Grassfield High (Chesapeake, Va.) running back has sub-4.3 speed and two schools have already extended scholarship offers.

"I have offers from Old Dominion and James Madison," said Vincent Lowe (5'8/170). "I am also getting a lot of mail from colleges – Oregon, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. Those are the main schools that I am hearing from."

Speed is Lowe's strength.

"Most schools like my speed," he said. "I recently ran 4.26-second 40-yard dash at James Madison camp. After the first one, they wanted me to run again. My second one was either a 4.29 or 4.3, and my short-shuttle was 3.9 seconds. In track, I run the 55 meter dash, and my fastest time is 6.39 seconds."

The Grassfield playmaker will be busy the rest of the summer.

"I am going to team camp at Old Dominion," said Lowe. "I am going to one-day camps at Virginia, Tennessee, and Maryland."

Lowe loves football, but it will not be his sole focus at the next level.

"My main thing is that I want to get a master's degree," he said. "I know that at any given second that I could get hurt. Football is only going to carry me so far, but my education is going to take me anywhere I want to go. I want to major in sports medicine and get into that field, because I just love being around sports."

As far as football, Lowe knows what he is looking for in his next team.

"I just want to go to a winning organization…a place where I can get a ring," he said. "I am looking for a team that can really help me become a better person, a team that I can bond with, and one that helps me get to the league."

Lowe has big academic and athletic goals this season.

"School-wise, I want to take the right classes and get my GPA to at least a 3.5. I am at a 3.0 right now. Football–wise, I want to reach 1,000 yards and win a state championship. The last thing I want to do is stay healthy,"he said.

Last season, Lowe had 112 carries for 1,000 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. On defense he had 20 tackles and four interceptions (returned one for a touchdown). He said Ohio State and Oregon are his two dream schools.

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