Shatavius Lowe knew he was having a big game last Friday night, but the three-star Germantown (Tenn.) running back didn't know how good it was until long after play ended.
That's when someone informed him he had rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries in his team's 47-41 loss to Memphis Christian Brothers.
"To me, it didn't really matter," Lowe said. "It would have been nice if we won."
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Although he was upset about the defeat, the 5-feet-11, 177-pounder certainly understood what he had accomplished was special. His previous career-best was 264 yards, said Lowe, who ran for 1,810 yards in 2010.
"I told the team if they blocked for me, we'd have a good night," Lowe said. "We did, we just came up on the short end."
Lowe, who describes himself as a scatback, said he has been fueled by all the publicity other metro-Memphis backs such as Brian Kimbrow and Jovon Robinson have received.
"It does motivate me," he said. "It's a really big goal of mine to show these college scouts that I can play. They're not the only ones out there."
According to Lowe, he has offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Cincinnati, Memphis and Mississippi State. This summer, he camped at Arkansas and Mississippi State.
Asked whom his leaders were, Lowe replied, "I would say Mississippi State, Cincinnati and Memphis. Mississippi State is first. Those schools are probably recruiting me the hardest. They all keep up with me."
What does Lowe like about Mississippi State?
"It seems like a nice place," he said. "I like it up there. I've been there three times and I like all the coaches. They tried to [get him to commit], but I'm keeping my options open."
At this point in time, Lowe has yet to plan his officials, though he said Cincinnati will likely get one of them.
"I haven't gotten to that yet," he said. A commitment probably will come "toward the middle of the season," he added.