Cards among favorites for Lonnell Dewalt

Lonnell Dewalt of Warren Central High School in Bowling Green recently spoke to Inside theVille about his recruiting, including his latest list of favorites.

When you are a receiver that measures 6'7, 215-pounds and has registered a 4.5 40-speed, you can be assured that numerous Division 1A programs will be calling you.

Such is the case with Lonnell Dewalt, who is also a standout basketball player. However, even the region's top players begin trimming their lists by this time of the year.

"Right now Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan, Auburn and Indiana are my favorites," said Dewalt.

While all of his favorites have extended scholarship offers, the 1st Team All-State selection has yet to schedule any official visits.

"I guess I need to start getting those set up," explained Dewalt. "A few coaches have asked me about it, so I need to figure out when I can go."

One such coach is Louisville assistant Jeff Brohm, who made a recent stop in Bowling Green to visit with Lonnell.

"We talked about me coming their as a receiver," said Dewalt of his coversation with Brohm. "I don't have to play my first year. If I can do that would be good, but if I'm not ready I don't want the coaches to make me play."

Dewalt, who is a South Hot 100 member, told ITV that he wants to see how the coaches treat the players and what the academic programs are like when he does make his official visits.

Also one of the top players on the hardwood in the Bluegrass State, Dewalt has attracted quite a bit of attention from programs interested in his basketball abilities.

Most programs, including both Louisville and Kentucky, that are recruiting him for his services on the gridiron have informed that if he wanted to play basketball in college, that he would be given an opportunity to walkon the school's basketball team.

Area fans will have an opportunity to catch Dewalt in action this basketball season when Warren Central participates in the Louisville Invitational Tournament at the Louisville Gardens.

Academics won't be a problem, as he recently scored a 21 on his ACT to become fully qualified.


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