Four-star wide receiver Lavar Lobdell has a big high school showdown and plenty of college recruiters on his mind these days.
Lobdell’s Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy faces Henninger Friday in the New York Class AA, Section 3 semifinals. Henninger beat CBA 27-14 last year in the semifinals.
“It is a big game for us and we’ll have to play well to win,” Lobdell said. “It’s very big after what happened last year.”
Big also describes the type attention the 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect is receiving. Arizona State,NC State, Pitt, Southern California, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Maryland have made scholarship offers.
“It’s going good,” Lobdell said. “I’m still looking at all my options and looking at all the schools. I plan to take all five visits before I do anything. After I take the visits I will start narrowing things down.”
Lobdell hasn’t set up any visits, perhaps because of a lack of time. He does about everything for his Christian Brothers Academy team. He plays wide receiver, cornerback, returns kicks and punts, and plays some safety.
“I like to be out there playing,” Lobdell said. “That is where I want to be.”
Lobdell is No. 21 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com. He talks the most to Southern Cal, Wisconsin and West Virginia coaches and will likely take official visits to each school.