Richmond (Va.) Hermitage quarterback Jameel Sewell is confident in his ability to perform at the highest levels of college football. Sewell has two scholarship offers in hand and his recruitment gaining steam.
"I have read on the internet about how people question my production and my effectiveness as a D-1 prospect. I use it as motivation to become better and prove them wrong," said the 6-foot-3, 201-pound quarterback who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds.
Last season, Sewell threw for 1,032 yards and 16 touchdowns.
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"People look at those numbers and question whether I have what it takes but what they don't realize is that I only played past the first half in two games because we had the game in hand."
Sewell currently has scholarship offers from Virginia and Syracuse but schools are starting to line up to get a look at the talented signal caller.
"I am hearing from ore schools everyday. The ones that are contacting me the most are NC State, Nebraska, Connecticut, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Marshall, West Virginia, and Maryland."
Sewell recently visited Virginia for their spring game and was impressed with the Cavaliers and what Virginia has to offer. Virginia hasn't been the only stop for Sewell this offseason.
"I have also visited NC State and Maryland. I loved all three visits. Each of those schools are unique in their own way and I am trying to find what school fits me best."
What does Sewell look for in a school?
"I want to go to a school that needs a quarterback. Academics are important to me as well. I would like to major in either sports medicine or criminal justice."