After a stellar performance at the U.S. Army National Combine, interest is beginning to pick up for Dwight Lomax. The linebacker from Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock has yet to get an offer but it looks like there could be one on the horizon.
"I thought the U.S. Army National Combine was a great experience for me," said the 6-foot, 207-pound Lomax. "I really enjoyed playing against some of the better competition in country. It helped me learn a lot of things and it made me feel like if I can play like that against those guys then I should be able to hang with anyone in the country.
"I've been in contact with Virginia, Pittsburgh and Holy Cross," he said. "I think Virginia is a rebuilding program. They have some pretty good recruits coming in next year and by the time I would get there, they would have a pretty decent team. I think Pittsburgh has an excellent program. They always seem to be pretty decent every year. Consistency is really the key for them."
Lomax would be overjoyed if he received an offer from a certain school in South Carolina.
"Clemson is my dream school because my family is from South Carolina and that's where most of them live," Lomax said. "My dad grew up about 30 minutes from there so I'm very used to the area. I just like the overall environment and I really like the campus. I went to a camp there this summer. I thought it was a great camp and I really like him as a coach. I haven't received any interest from the yet."
However, Lomax doesn't think the Tigers will be the first team to offer him.
"The first school to offer me will be either Virginia or Maryland," he said. "I haven't talked to a Maryland coach face to face yet but they've talked to my coach."
How will Lomax decide which school to attend?
"I think I'm going to end up going to school closer to where my parents will be living because I want them to be able to come see me play and just in case I ever need to go see them," Lomax said. "That's the main thing. I wouldn't mind going to warmer weather but it's all about whoever is looking at me I'd be willing to give them a chance."
Lomax plans on having a busy offseason.
"I am definitely going to go to camps this offseason so that I can get more looks from schools," he said. "I want them to see me so that when I go to their junior camps they already know who I am. I also want to go to some of the Rivals camps.
"I would definitely be willing to visit any school that shows interest but I don't have any trips planned right now."
Last season, Lomax recorded about 100 tackles, five forced fumbles and five sacks in nine games while helping Lake Braddock to an 8-3 record and a playoff birth.