Matoaca standouts Jacob Coleman and Troy Lewis both narrowed down their long recruiting lists this past week, each naming his top 8 schools at which he may play college football.
Lewis, who now has 30 offers overall, has sliced things down to these schools: Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Harvard, Liberty, Navy, Old Dominion, UNC Charlotte, and Yale.
At 6-3, 198 with excellent speed, Lewis is a bona fide Division I athlete. With a 3.9 grade point average, he initially attracted six Ivy League institutions, but two have made it through: Harvard and Yale. Lewis is a threat at both wide receiver and defensive back for the Warriors.
Coleman, who is up to 17 overall offers, shrunk his list to the following schools: Boston College, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, James Madison, Liberty, Rutgers, Temple, and Old Dominion.
A tight end, running back, and linebacker for Matoaca, Coleman sports a 3.0 GPA, and he has received offers from top quality conferences, such as Boston College of the ACC, and James Madison, an FCS title contender.
Both recruits kept East Carolina on their lists. Coleman’s older brother, Jonathan, is currently on the roster there, along with another Matoaca grad, Immanuel Hickman.
Lewis even replied to one of Jacob’s tweets, saying “package deal.” The two are best friends, and it’s quite reasonable to suspect that they could choose the same school if it suits their academic and athletic requirements.
It is typical for athletes to narrow down their recruiting lists. For one, it lets coaches know that they can look elsewhere for someone to fill that position, and two, it allows the athlete to narrow his focus on the schools listed. Both recruits are still accepting scholarship offers, and depending on their play this upcoming season, each could still see a massive uptick in his college interest levels.