Wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge is one of the most talented high school football players you are likely to find in the country, and he should make quite a nice receiver in the college football game as well.
The prospect out of Cedar Hill High School (TX) snagged 72 receptions last season for a total of 25 touchdowns and 1,255 receiving yards. When you combine that with his height (6-foot-2), then you have an offensive threat that is not be trifled with.
He does not have game-breaking speed, but he does have a knack for finding the open space on the field and using his great hands to take advantage of it. Both the Baylor Bears and the Texas A&M Aggies have led Lodge’s list at times, and I think it will come down to those two schools.
My money will be on the Bears at the end of the day, and that is because of what the recruit said about his visits.
“I actually went there twice,” said Lodge to the Dallas Morning News. “I really enjoyed myself both times. I was actually shocked at how well they did this year. They had a great season. The thing I really love about Baylor is their high-powered offense. I think I could do really great in it.”
If Lodge thinks that he can have success in a system, then that is already half the battle. Confidence is a tenuous tightrope in athletics and once you find it, then you have to hold on for dear life.