Littlejohn Taking His Time

Dee Littlejohn helped his team to a 14-2 record this season and a state runner-up finish in North Carolina's 2A classification. The senior running back will play his final high school game this weekend, when he participates in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

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Dee Littlejohn (6'1/220) was a catalyst all season for Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton, N.C. It was the final chapter of a tremendous high school career.

"The season didn't end the way we wanted it to, but everyone had fun and it was a great experience," said Littlejohn.

Although the Wolves' senior did not win a state championship, he was rewarded for his efforts. Littlejohn was selected to participate is this weekend's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

"I really didn't think I was going to make it, because at the combines I didn't think I was doing that good," he said. "However, I was able to make it and it means a lot to me."

After the Shrine Bowl, Littlejohn will shift his focus to recruiting.

"I am still looking right now, I am probably going to wait until sometime in January before I commit anywhere," Littlejohn said. "I am waiting to see what offers come in and then I will make my decision after that."

The Lincolnton senior has already picked up three scholarships offers and is hearing from several schools.

"I have offers from Gardner Webb, UNC-Charlotte, and North Carolina A&T," he said. "I think Appalachian State could be close to offering me, and I still talk to North Carolina a little bit. I am also interested in North Carolina State and Arkansas."

Several factors will be important to Littlejohn when he decides to make his college decision.

"Education, graduation rate, and whole academic part of the school are the most important things to me," Littlejohn said.

The Lincolnton standout is a physical, downhill runner. He punishes defenders and is especially dangerous in the red zone. Littlejohn finished the season with over 1,900 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns. He bench presses 225 pounds 13 times, squats 225 30 times, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds.

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