Junior Prospect: Lonnell Dewalt

Warren Central's Lonnell Dewalt is both an impressive wide receiver and power forward. He recently visited with ITV to discuss the recruiting stages of both football and basketball.

Basketball, football or both? That is the question that Lonnell Dewalt (6'7, 215) has yet to decide and while he ponders which direction he will take, numerous programs are expressing interest in his talents in both sports.

Lonnell, who plays power forward, helped guide Warren Central (Bowling Green, KY) High School to the second round of the 2003 Kentucky Sweet Sixteen Tournament. In helping Warren Central to a final record of 26-4, Dewalt finished the season by averaging 13.3 points and 11.6 rebounds per contest.

He also helped guide Warren Central's football program to a final record of 10-2, playing both wide receiver and linebacker. For his efforts he was honored as an All-State honorable mention selection.

His impressive play has produced impressive interest from a number of regional schools for his talent in both sports.

Louisville, West Virginia, Georgia and Colorado are among those that are expressing interest in having him play football, while Kentucky, Auburn and Tennessee Tech has informed him that he would receive an opportunity to play both sports. In addition, Xavier has extended him a scholorship to play basketball.

"I haven't decided," replied Dewalt about making a decision on which sport he will play in college. When asked if he'd like to attempt play both sports, like the Cardinals Joshua Tinch, he replied with the same answer.

What he is sure of is that he would like to have an opportunity to play early.

"I will look at playing opportunity and if I'd get to play right away," explained Dewalt when asked what he is looking for in a program. "I also want to look at academics and how good they graduate the players."

He also informed me that he has yet to make any visits, but that he hopes to attend a few camps in the coming months.

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