Suffolk players adding D-I offers

Published 10:37 pm Friday, October 13, 2017

Two Suffolk football players have added scholarship offers from major NCAA Division-I schools.

Nansemond River High School kicker Evan Lomax and King’s Fork High School defensive back Chris Shearin have both picked up offers this week. Lomax received his first offer from Army West Point. Shearin picked up an offer from Duke University.

For Shearin, he also has offers from the likes of Navy, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Old Dominion University. Shearin is classified as a three-star athlete and has helped the Bulldogs offensively, defensively and scoring on special teams. He has a high level of interest from other programs as well and is only a junior.

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The senior added that he was shocked when he first opened the letter that he had been offered a scholarship. He opened the letter on the field and ran around once he found out that he was offered.

“It was kind of weird because coaches normally call you when they offer you,” Lomax said. “But when I read it, I was ecstatic. I had been working so hard at this craft, and it finally paid off.”

Lomax has also been receiving interest from other D-I schools like North Carolina State University, Richmond and Kent State University. After receiving his first offer, Lomax feels that it has taken some pressure off of him.

“I have always wanted to play college football,” he said. “Now that I have the opportunity to do that, I feel better.”

More offers may come in for these two athletes before the season is over.