Lovejoy High School finished the regular season in style last Friday, capturing a 26-13 win over Riverdale. With the win, Lovejoy ends the regular season undefeated at 10-0.
Senior defensive end Jeremy Lomax has been a major contributor and a leader for the 2003 Wildcats squad. He made over 80 tackles including 14 sacks, and had 12 pass-breakups on the year.
“We’re playing pretty well,” said Lomax. “We’re proud of our regular season, but we have to keep it going. As long as we keep our heads on straight, I think we can do it. I’m ready.”
Even with a great senior season and scholarship offers from many top Division I-A programs, Lomax does not feel like he is the star of his team.
“I’m not a big press person,” said Lomax. “Guys will tell me my name is in the paper or whatever, but I don’t pay attention to that. I just feel like I’m doing my job out there.”
Lomax, who has already made an official visit to Virginia on October 18th, has set up three of his remaining four official visits. All of the schools he is considering have officially offered scholarships.
“I’m going to Georgia on January 9th, Tennessee on January 16th, and NC State on December 5th,” said Lomax. “I’m debating on my last visit, whether it will be to Louisville or Indiana. I really like what Indiana is saying right now. I’ve already scheduled a visit to Louisville for December 12th, but I’m not sure right now.”
The official visit to Virginia still stands out to Lomax, however he wants to make all five visits before deciding.
“I was very impressed with my visit to Virginia,” said Lomax. “I love it up there. I loved the fans, the stadium, the atmosphere, and the players were really cool. I hung out with Vince Redd and Elton Brown. It’s a great academic school…I was impressed with that. I didn’t know they were ranked so high in the country. I just want to make the rest of my visits to be sure I’d make the right decision for me.”
Though he says all schools are equal, two may be high on his mind right now.
“Everybody is equal, but Virginia and Georgia are really kicking right now,” said Lomax.
In addition to visiting Virginia, he has also been on an unofficial visit to the University...
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