By Walter Scott Jr.
Warriors standouts Troy Lewis and Jacob Coleman have gotten ink these days. They’ve seen a sharp uptick in their social media followings.
Part of that social media is fans of the various colleges that have given them offers, stating their cases as to why each recruit should pick one school over the others..
Soon, we’ll find out which fan bases will be left out of the consideration both athletes have gotten over the past months.
Lewis, a wide receiver and defensive back, reached 27 offers this week when Liberty University came calling. That’s 27 full scholarship offers, more full rides then there are letters in the alphabet.
Here’s the full list: Air Force, Bryant, Bucknell, Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, Dartmouth, Delaware, East Carolina, Elon, Fordham, Georgetown, Harvard, Kent State, Liberty,m Massachusetts, Navy, Norfolk State, Old Dominion, Penn, Princeton, Richmond, Towson, Villanova, VMI, William & Mary and Yale.
The list includes six Ivy League schools and several other high-end academic colleges. That’s because Lewis has a 3.9 grade point average.
He announced on his Twitter account that he will soon release a top 10. This is a common practice among the most heavily recruited student athletes: they’ll entertain new offers that come in of course, but will whittle a long list now to the number of schools they’ll consider out of the bunch.
Coleman is doing the same. His list currently stands at 14 offers, and he said on his Twitter account he’ll be selecting his top seven.
Here’s his full list of scholarship offers: Boston College, Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, James Madison, Kent State, Liberty, Massachusetts, Norfolk State, Ohio, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Temple, and Towson.
The two recruits and best friends have seven schools in common, those schools are Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Kent State, Norfolk State, Old Dominion, Liberty, and Towson. It will certainly be interesting how the two proceed.
An interesting note to remember: Coleman’s older brother, Jonathan currently plays at East Carolina along with Matoaca alum Immanuel Hickman and former Thomas Dale standout Rick D’Abreu.
More will come when the two recruits release their lists.
Dale’s Lewis notches second offer
Rising senior Kylon Lewis made headlines as he grabbed his first offer last week from LeMoyne-Owen. Now, West Virginia Wesleyan has extended him his second.
The All-State honoree helped lead Thomas Dale to a region championship, a 20-5 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals.
Both schools play at the Division II level and represent excellent opportunities, but that’s not to say that the best has already come for the ultra-athletic Lewis. In fact, it just might be just the opposite.
With the whole offseason to prepare and one more shot at a deep playoff run, local sports fans should be on the lookout for more of Kylon.