ECU recruiting coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick visited Blythewood High School to watch Dominique Lemon practice in the spring. Since then other schools have also shown interest in the talented defensive back and offers have started to show up in greater numbers this summer.
Although no offer has been extended from ECU yet, Kirkpatrick told Lemon the Pirates were starting the recruitment process with him. He also asked him to visit campus soon.
Lemon grew up watching ECU and mentioned the visit from Kirkpatrick meant a lot to him, so much so, he made sure to attend a camp at ECU this summer.
“I had a lot of fun at ECU camp,” said the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Lemon. “I liked the realness of the coaching staff and I could feel the tradition in the program. It was a great atmosphere and I’m sure it’s even crazier on game day.”
Lemon will figure out what game day is like at ECU this fall as he plans to visit for a game. He mentioned ECU will likely be in the mix for the long run of his recruitment. For head coach Ruffin McNeill and his staff the game day visit could wind up being a day to extend Lemon his offer and potentially add another commitment – only time will tell.
Other schools including N.C. State, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State could be the next to offer Lemon. He attended camps at each of those schools and is confident in his performance. Lemon mentioned the coaches at Georgia Southern left arguably the best impression on him.
Lemon has given a lot of consideration into choosing a school this fall.
“My dad and I have talked about my commitment,” said Lemon. “It could happen in the first 5-6 weeks of the season. I want to wait a bit, take fall visits and weigh all my options. I’m sure the pieces will fall in to place.”
Senior year should be as big year for Lemon, he has a huge upside and seems to get better every day. Right now he has offers from Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Elon, Furman, Gardner-Webb, James Madison, Mercer, South Carolina State, Tennessee State, Towson and Wofford. Don’t be surprised if more schools jump on his recruiting trail before fall even starts.