Lowe Gives the Latest
Last summer, Vincent Lowe burst onto the recruiting scene when he ran multiple 4.2-second 40-yard dashes at college camps. This fall, Lowe helped lead his team to an 8-3 record. "Our season was pretty good," said Lowe. "We started 7-0, and then lost to a team we shouldn't have lost to. That kind of set us back. Then, we lost the next game against Oscar Smith. We hadn't lost two games in a row in probably four years." "We did make it to the playoffs, but lost Salem 18-13 in the first round. It was a close game, but we just couldn't pull through at the end." Lowe's play did not go unnoticed. "I did well this season," he said. "I didn't do as well as I expected to do, but I played hard. I made first-team all-district and first-team all-region at corner (back). I also still have a chance to make all-state." The 5-foot-8, 170-pound speedster is attracting a lot of interest from college coaching staffs. "I still have offers from Old Dominion and James Madison," he said. "I'm also hearing from Cincinnati, Duke, Penn State, Missouri, and West Virginia consistently. Those schools pretty much send me mail every day." Which school could be the third to offer Lowe? "I think Cincinnati might be next," he said. "They have got a new coach, but their running backs coach has sent me plenty of handwritten mail and told me I'm one of their top prospects." Despite all the interest from schools, Lowe is hoping to hear more from an in-state school. "I would like to hear more from Virginia Tech. I like them a lot. The fan base makes me feel at home. They are definitely standing out in my mind." Although he was recognized for his play on defense, most schools are recruiting him to play on the other side of the ball. "Most schools want me on the offensive side of the ball," he said. "I also play in the slot at Grassfield, so a lot of schools are looking at me there and as a return man on special teams." Even with all the interest from colleges the Grassfield standout is still motivated. "I'm just going to keep training and getting better," he said. "Monday through Friday I'm going to be on the track. Then on Saturday and Sundays, I'll be working out with my trainer." "I'm really trying to get to the Opening. They have been sending me a lot of mail about it, so that's one of my main goals." Right now, his focus is on winning a state championship in indoor track. "I'm competing for a state title this year," said Lowe. "I finished second in the state in the 55 (meter dash) last year." The 2014 prospect will also focus on recruiting. "I'm also going to visit a lot of schools," he said. "I'm definitely going to visit Maryland, Virginia Tech, and maybe JMU. I also might visit Virginia and Penn State." While he does not have a set date for a decision, Lowe does have an idea of when he would like to make a commitment. "If I pick up more offers and recruiting goes well, I will most definitely commit before my senior year," he said. In nine games, Lowe had 400 yards rushing, 200 receiving, and six touchdowns on offense. Defensively, he had 40 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles (returned all for touchdowns). He will attend the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas on January 3.