Lowe, nursing injury, back to square one

Not too long ago, Germantown running back Shatavius Lowe was being heavily recruited by schools like Mississippi State, Cincinnati, and the University of Memphis.

Not too long ago, Germantown running back Shatavius Lowe was being heavily recruited by schools like Mississippi State, Cincinnati, and the University of Memphis.

He had options.

Then he tore his ACL midway through his senior season and the interest from those schools began to dissipate.

He said he hasn't heard from any of the schools that were recruiting him in the summer.

"I think it's because of the injury because since then, the calls have pretty much dropped," Lowe told TigerAuthority.com Wednesday.

Lowe said he's hearing mostly from Murray State and Central Arkansas.

He attended Mississippi State's camp in the summer and logged an impressive time in the 40-yard dash, but his father, Gerald, said schools are understandably cautious about him losing a step after the injury.

"We just want to keep him focused in the classroom," Gerald Lowe said. "We want him to get healthy and get back where he wants to be."

Lowe, rated a 2-star running back, said he's disappointed about schools backing away from him because of an injury but grateful all the same, as he still has an opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship.

"It's cool that I have offers to play somewhere regardless of my injury," Lowe said.

Gerald Lowe said the course of action at this point is somewhat murky. Larger schools are mostly waiting to see how his therapy goes and they'll proceed from there, he said.

"His goals are still high," Gerald Lowe said. "I'm 100 percent behind him. I check with doctors every day. Schools are still interested. In the end, there are thousands of schools in the nation and there aren't too many running backs."


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