Lott is ready to take the next step

Palomar DE Eugene Lott (6-0, 250) is a player to watch this fall. With his outstanding size, strength and quickness, he has a chance to put up some solid numbers for the Comets and he recently told JCFootball.com that he hopes a good season results in some attention from four-year schools...

Lott enjoyed a standout prep career at Miami (Fl.) Northwestern High School and had plenty of schools eyeing his talents.

"I had offers from some schools, but I couldn't get a good test score," Lott told JCFootball.com. "I had a couple of friends who were already out here at Palomar and they suggested I take a look at it and when I talked with the coaches, I felt like it was a good place for me."

As a freshman last fall, Lott was in the rotation for the Comets at defensive end and he says this year he expects to be the starter.

"I play the left end for us," Lott said. "It's basically the strongside, but we just play a side, so sometimes it's the weakside of the formation.

"I'm a balanced guy. I can play the run or the pass well, but my speed coming off the edge is what sets me apart. I love to get after the quarterback and this season I plan to show schools what I can do."

So far recruiting hasn't taken off yet for Lott, but he said quite a few schools were through this spring and he expects some more attention once the season gets underway.

"I feel like I'm ready for a breakout season," Lott said. "I've been working on my strength and my quickness and I just want to get my legs right so I can play with the attitude I want to play with."

Lott is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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