Lynchburg Star Close to Decision

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Lynchburg Christian head coach Wayne Lance boasts Division I talent in his offensive backfield this season. In fact, his star tailback may have even selected which Division I school he will attend by the first game of the season.

Rashad Jennings, Lynchburg Christian’s 6-2, 258 pound tailback (and linebacker), wants to decide between Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech very soon.

“I’m going to make my decision on or before August 29th,” said Jennings, who has been officially offered by both Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh. “It’s down to Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is looking at me as an athlete – either a fullback or tight end on offense or a linebacker on defense. Virginia Tech told me defensive end, even though I worked out at linebacker when I camped there.

“I’m going over the pros and cons of each school and then I’ll make my decision.”

Though Jennings’ brother Bryan played tight end for Virginia Tech from 1992-1996, don’t count the Panthers out just yet. Rashad has been very impressed with the Panthers and what they have to offer.

“Pittsburgh is very high up there,” said Jennings. “I have to give them respect. Everyone keeps saying that I’m going to Virginia Tech because my brother went there, but that’s not true. Pitt’s right there too.”

A physical phenomenon, Jennings runs a 4.65 in the 40. He is very strong, as he can max 425 pounds on the bench despite only doing serious weight training for two years (since arriving at Lynchburg Christian). Following a summer of hard work in the weight room, he feels stronger and ready to have an excellent season as the full time tailback.

“Because of the training, I have gotten a lot stronger,” said Jennings. “I also feel quicker. I feel so much lighter on my feet than I did last year. My goal is to rush for 2,500 yards this fall, and I’m going to do it. I want to be the top tailback in the state. Last year I played fullback at the beginning of the year and this will be my first year full-time at tailback.”

It looks like a toss-up between the Hokies and Panthers for the LCA star. Even though he admits it will be a tough decision, Jennings is confident he will decide within the next few weeks.