Sargeant Sets UNC Visit

Lompoc (Calif.) Cabrillo running back Lydell Sargeant is a standout player on both sides of the ball, and he has decided on not only his final five schools, but also what could be the only four visits he will take.

"I got four of my visits set -- Penn State the 5th that is coming up, Oregon the 12th, Utah the 19th, and North Carolina on December 3rd," said the 5-foot-10, 185 pounder. "They are basically all pretty even, I am just going to take it visit-by-visits, just go out to Penn State this weekend. I really like Penn State and Oregon, they are sticking out right now. I like all the teams, Utah they are top-10 nationally and North Carolina just came out with a good win this week."

A team once in Sargeant's top two, Stanford, is still on his list, but he may not take a visit to the campus officially.

"They are still in there, still in my top five. I'm not sure if I am going to take a visit there or not because I have been up there two or three times already. I'm going to try to make my decision on December 15th. That is about the time my season should be ending, and just get it out of the way."

Could Sargeant make a commitment while he is on one of the official visits?

"I don't really want to make a decision on the trips, because all the trips are going to be good," he said. "So I need to put my trips with all the other notes I made to make sure I make a good decision."

Several things are at the top of his list, and with a 3.5 GPA and a 1050 SAT, academics are right up there.

"All my top five schools have pretty good acadademic support and academics," he said. "Obviously Stanford is a well-known academic school, but all the schools I am looking at have pretty good academics. I want to play my freshman year, I don't think I want to redshirt. I want to play four years and go to the league, so I am looking at early playing time. College tradition, their football tradition, and how I feel on the campus with the coaches and players and everything."

Sargeant is showing himself as a leader on the field, and his stats back up the idea that he could play early next season.

"I'm at 1400 yards, 22 touchdowns, I have one interception, but I don't get passed to very much this season," he said. "It is good in a way, because I understand they respect my ability, but I make a lot of tackles for our team. We are 7-1 right now, and we have a couple of games until the playoffs start."

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