Hidden Gem Receives Offer Now Turning Heads

Hidden Gem Receives Offer Now Turning Heads

Each year we find high school football talent hidden from those who follow recruiting. But as college camps begin to separate the real prospects from those who dream of being one, "Hidden Gems" come to the forefront and become noticed as they earn scholarship offers. This is the case with our latest prospect.

One of the goals I've always had since becoming part of Scout.com several years ago was to help expose prospects who have gone under the radar from those who study tape and travel the camp and combine circuit. While these players may not get the "Big Time" program offers, they do get offers and turn heads. Lorren Womack is the latest player to do just that. Camp and turn the heads of college coaches so they start recruiting them.

Womack has gone under the radar this spring but performed well enough to earn an offer from Ball State after camping there. But that's not all Womack has done. At a recent camp at Purdue, Womack got the Boilermakers coaches talking and they'll be looking at the first game of his senior year to see if they will make an offer.

"Lorren had been a very solid player for us. He's camped at Ball State, Toledo and now Purdue and has done real well. Ball State has offered him and the coaches at both Toledo and Purdue are now talking about him also. Purdue has told us they're going to take a hard look at his first game or two this fall and if they see on film what they saw from Lorren during camp they might pull the string and offer." Stated Huber Heights Wayne head coach Jay Minton.

Womack plays outside linebacker for the Warriors and has a few other programs looking and a few programs he's got interest in. Bearcat Insider spoke with Womack to get the details.

BCI: You've been offered by Ball State and enjoyed some good camps at a few other schools in the process. What are you hearing?

LW: I've been offered by Ball State and Toledo has said they may be offering soon also. I just finished a camp at Purdue and there coaches talked with me and told me what they're looking for me to do in order to receive an offer.

BCI: Are there any other camps you're going to?

LW: I'll be camping at Northwester very soon.

BCI: Besides the three programs we've spoke about, what other programs have shown interest or do you have interest in?

LW: Northwester, Kent State, Eastern Michigan and Miami (Ohio) have all shown interest. As far as other program I've got interest in, Cincinnati is a program I've got interest in. At this time I'm getting some mail but there not really recruiting me hard. I wanted to camp at Cincinnati but couldn't get that done.

BCI: How are you as a student?

LW: I've got a 3.0 or 3.1 GPA, I've just taken the test but haven't received back the scores yet.

BCI: What are you looking for in a school?

LW: I'm looking for a school with diversity. I'm also very interested in the teacher/student ratio and graduation rates. I'm not sure what I'll study but I've been thinking about engineering. I'm not so much looking for the biggest program that is recruiting me, just the one I see myself fitting in at well.

BCI: How do you see the recruiting process working out for you?

LW: I'm going to take my time. I've learned that there may be a few other programs that may have interest in me after the first couple of games this fall. So I'll wait and see what happens.

BCI: What are your current measurements and last 40 times?

LW: I stand just under six feet and weigh 210 pounds and have ran a 4.6 forty this summer.

Bearcat Insider will continue to follow Lorren Womack as he works his way towards more college scholarship offers. If you know of a player who is a "Hidden Gem" please have them contact Bearcat Insider to give us more information about them.

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