Sleeper prospect Lowell Rose (6-2, 185, 4.48) from Culver City, Calif., is beginning to see an upward turn with his recruitment this spring and has received his first offer.
Rose will be a three-year starter at running back for Culver City and will be a two-year starter as a safety when the season of 2007 rolls around in September.
From his running back position, Rose accounted for 905 yards and 12 touchdowns. Not bad when you consider that Culver City's quarterback, Darius Banks was second in the country among high school players with 4,115 passing yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Rose racked up 51 tackles, two passes deflected and one interception.
Rose may have found his D-I position when he was pressed into duty as a safety because the team needed him to do so. He learned on the fly and picked up the position with ease.
"Lowell is a coaches dream," Culver City quarterback coach Greg Goodyear said. "He has all the intangibles. He has good grades and has already passed his SAT.
"Lowell is extremely coachable, is a hard worker, has a high football IQ and is super tough. He never complains, does whatever is asked of him and he's the consummate team player.
There are things about Rose that lend you to think that his future is as a defensive back.
"Lowell is good in space and he has a good burst when he hits you," Goodyear said. "He covers well and has good, flexible hips."
"Lowell just received an offer from Air Force after they saw his tape. Other schools are beginning to look at him now that his tape is getting out there and he's just beginning to get on the recruiting radar.
"The thing that started to open up eyes was his 40 time at the NIKE Combine in Long Beach a month ago," Goodyear said. "He ran a 4.62 electronic and recently he ran a 4.48 hand held.
"Lowell's time at NIKE was good enough for a top ten finish out of approximately 500 participants."