New schools make contact with Rowells

Before the May evaluation period started, Redwoods RB Lyndon Rowells (5-10, 198) had a couple of Pac 10 schools looking at him, but now he's started to get some contact from some other four-year programs from across the country. He updated over the weekend about recruiting and how spring ball went.

"I think our team really came together and we looked good," Rowells told about his team's spring practices. "Personally, I felt I had a real good spring.

"I got my speed down to a 4.41 and that was a big goal of mine heading into spring so that was good. I felt I could have done even better, but a 4.41 is where I need my forty to be."

Last year as a freshman, Rowells finished with 1,384 yards and 12 touchdowns, while chipping in 22 receptions and 215 yards and two scores as a receiver out of the backfield. He was named First Team All-Bay Valley Conference for his efforts.

Rowells enjoyed an outstanding prep career in Florida, so he's open to looking at schools from across the country, but early on only a couple of Pac 10 schools had been looking his way.

"Actually quite a few schools have been contacting me now," Rowells noted. "Early on it was USC and Oregon State and they both have been contacting me still. But now, LSU, TCU, New Mexico, Texas A&M, Utah, Akron, Middle Tennessee and Wyoming have started contacting me so I've got more schools looking at me which is great.

"I think a lot of them are just going off my stats and they haven't seen me really play much yet. I'm getting my highlight DVDs out to them so they can get a better look at me and then I'll see how interested they are after they get a look at that."

Rowells have been hard at work in the classroom and will be able to sign with a team in December and he'll have three years to play two following the 2008 season.

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