First Offer One to Remember

Getting your first scholarship offer can be a special occasion for many high school football prospects. After camping at Cincinnati last Friday, Levante Bellamy earned his first offer and discusses what it means to him.

Dividends are continuing to pay off following last week'S Friday Night Lights Camp on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

One player who enjoyed a great camp was Indianapolis (Ind.) Brebeuf Jesuit 2015 running back Levante Bellamy.

Bearcat Insider caught up with Bellamy about his camp experience and first scholarship offer.

"The camp was pretty good," said Bellamy. "I saw what I needed to work on and tried to adapt to it while I was there. Coach (Blake) Rolen said he reviewed my film and they like me and like my skills and that they want to offer me.

"It really is surprising to me as I've worked hard for this moment. So this is a really big accomplishment, but I'm also very surprised. I feel like I've been doing my job and my work on the field and hope offers can keep coming."

While Bellamy is sure to find more schools with interest, he also feels he'll remember this offer no matter how his recruitment ends.

"This was my first offer and one I will always remember getting," he said.

As for camp, Bellamy knew his performance was solid but not sure an offer would be coming.

"I was expecting to run well at camp," said Bellamy. "Overall, I felt like I did a pretty good job running a 4.5 forty and running a 4.41 shuttle.

"I also got to know Coach (Eddie) Gran and we spoke for a little while and he said he was impressed. He said they were waiting for me to come to camp because they wanted to see what I could do. He also said he liked how I made eye contact when he told me the things to do."

As for building a relationship going forward, Bellamy feels one is already on solid ground.

"I've been in contact with Coach Rolan through emails and phone calls," explained Bellamy. "He said he wants to keep in touch with me and wants me to come over for a game to see what it's like in a full stadium.

Going forward Bellamy knows he's got work to do and has some lofty goals set for his junior season.

"I feel my strengths are my speed, agility and footwork," he said. "My weakness is my strength as I need to continue to get stronger. This season I hope I can rush for 1,800 yards, but all I really want is to win a state championship and help my team get better."

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