Recruiting picks up for Lowney

Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop John Carroll defensive end Jack Lowney is garnering interest from a variety of colleges. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is hearing from the Big East and Big Ten.
"I don't have any offers yet, but I have been to Pittsburgh," he said. "I'm also hearing from Connecticut and Illinois is showing interest too."
Lowney discussed his visit to Pittsburgh last month a bit more.

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"It was great," he said. "I went to one of their practices and was able to watch them do everything. They showed me the facilities and it was nice. I also like how they are a team on the rise. They have great talent and a lot of young talent."
What does Lowney want in a college?
"Definitely academics is important along with a great atmosphere," he said. "Of course the football program is big and staying local would be nice. Anywhere is fine though. I'll also really look at my position coach, that's a huge factor too."
Lowney earned all-county, all-league, all-city and all-state as a junior after helping his team to a 10-3 record.
"I play offense and defense, I prefer defensive end," he said. "I like reacting to the play and you can be a lot more aggressive. I had about 50 tackles, three sacks and four deflections last year."