Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian defensive end/tight end J.D. Lott plays for a school that always has Division I prospects, yet somehow he was overlooked. That is until, he absolutely dominated the Athens NIKE camp.
"I haven't picked up any new offers, but thats really okay, because I have narrowed down my list to two schools anyway," Lott said. "I have actually had it narrowed down for a while. I knew I wanted to go out of state all along, I never was too interested in them and they weren't too interested in me. I have it down to LSU and Vanderbilt. Tennessee is my third team that I'm interested in, but they haven't showed me a lot of interest yet."
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Lott attended the Athens NIKE camp where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, the shuttle in 4.25 seconds and posted a 33-inch vertical jump.
"LSU may have a slight lead, but it's slight," Lott said. "My girlfriend lives in Nashville so that can't really hurt them you know. I have been up to Vandy a few times and I loved it up there. I am not going to go to any games this weekend, but I am going to check out some Vandy and LSU games this year."
As a junior, Lott led the team with 95 tackles, 30 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, three batted balls and two forced fumbles in 10 games. The year before, Lott tallied 70 tackles, 20 for-a-loss, four batted ball, three forced fumbles, two blocked punts, one interception and five sacks on the state championship team.
"I plan on going to the LSU-Tennessee game later this year," Lott said. "I have always wanted to commit in person and if it all feels right then I might commit on that trip. I kind of just want to go ahead and get all this behind me to focus on my senior season."