Lamagea McDowell, Charlotte Catholic RB
Profile: 6-1, 215 pounds
Recruit: 3-star RB, ranked No. 82 in N.C. Class of 2020
Key stat: Ran for 1,270 yards and 17 TD last season
Andrew Stark: Coming off a season in which you rushed for 1,300 yards and was the state championship game MVP, how have your goals changed coming into 2019?
Lamagea McDowell: My goal for this year is to definitely go back and win another state championship, and I definitely want to be a good leader on this team. One of my personal goals is to earn all-state this year, but I’m looking forward to having a good year as a team and as an individual.
AS: I know you have quite a few offers and schools are definitely starting to take an interest in you. What is the recruiting process been like for you?
LM: It’s going pretty well. I have offers from (Old Dominion), UNC Charlotte, Liberty, Campbell, Eastern Kentucky and Fordham. Liberty and Old Dominion are the ones that have been talking to me a lot, and I plan to set up an official visit soon with those two. I probably won’t commit until later in the season because I want to see if I can get a Power 5 (offer). I’m definitely looking forward to this year and seeing if that can happen.
AS: You seem to get stronger the more carries you get in a game and also as the season wears on Catholic has always relied on their run game. How are you able to do that?
LM: I don’t know. I just think I’m doing all that I can to be a great leader any way that I can.