Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy wideout Lavar Lobdell is focused on this week’s semifinal playoff matchup for his football team. After the season ends the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder plans to really get down to the business of where he will go to college.
“Things are going good,” Lobdell said. “We’re 11-0 and playing well. This next game is a big game for us.”
Lobdell came up big in CBA’s last game. His 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown helped pave the way for a 48-16 win over Binghamton in the Class AA playoffs. This Saturday CBA faces Webster Thomas in the state semifinals with the winner moving on to the Nov. 27 state championship contest.
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Lobdell has been paying more attention to his team’s performance than his individual numbers.
“I’ve really stopped paying attention to stats and I’m just playing,” Lobdell said.
As expected for a player ranked as the No. 21 wide receiver in the nation, Lobdell has many potential suitors. Schools that have offered include Arizona State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
“I don’t have a top five,” Lobdell said. “I’m going to wait until the season is over to set up official visits and things. I’m going to start setting things up then.”