No receiver in North Carolina is having a better year than Davidson Day School's Aaron Seward.
On the season, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Seward has 63 catches for 1,724 yards and 24 touchdowns.
“Aaron’s had a phenomenal year,” said Davidson Day head coach Chad Grier. “He has been consistently great and there hasn't been a game where he hasn't produced. He should have mailbox full of (scholarship) offers.”
“He broke the county record (for receiving yards in a game) that stood for 30 years against Charlotte Latin with 306 yards and five touchdowns this season. He can play.”
His success has not come easy.
“I think I really prepared hard for every game,” said Seward. “ I've really just pushed myself to get better every day and I think it has shown in the games every Friday.”
What makes Seward such a good player?
“He is the most accomplished edge and downfield blocker that I've seen in 21 years of coaching high school football," said Grier. "He also doesn't drop anything. He’s made enough spectacular catches to have a highlight reel of just those. Aaron is also a great kid and he’s just having a tremendous year.”
Surprisingly, Seward only has one offer. However, more offers will likely come his way soon.
“I have an offer from Carson Newman,” he said.
“I’m hearing from Coastal Carolina, Western Carolina, High Point, and some more 1AA schools and some D2 schools. I’m hoping Western (Carolina) will be the next to offer”
There is one school that the Davidson Day star has yet to from, but he hopes that will change.
“I would like to hear from the University of Maryland,” Seward said. “I’m from Maryland and I've always been a Terrapins fan. That’s a place I would love to go, so I would really like to hear from them.”
Seward has had a chance to take some visits this fall.
“ I've taken a visit to every one of those schools except Coastal (Carolina), but I’m doing that this weekend,” Seward said.
“I liked the atmosphere at all the games that I've been to. But I especially liked it at Western Carolina.”
While recruiting is important, it is on the backburner for now. Seward’s main focus is on helping the Patriots win the NCISAA Division II State Championship tonight when they take on Christ School.
“We just have to pull together as a team and win as a team,” said Seward. “We have some very good athletes, so we just need to make sure everyone is doing their job. We also have to avoid mistakes.”