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Littlejohn, Sherrill verbally commit to Gardner-Webb

Lincolnton’s Dee Littlejohn, seen here during the Wolves regular season win over West Lincoln, has verbally committed to Gardner-Webb University.

MICHAEL GEBELEIN
Sports Writer

Lincolnton football fans won’t have far to travel to see some familiar faces on the college playing field in the 2012 season. Star fullback Dee Littlejohn and defensive back Jonathan Sherrill have both verbally committed to accept scholarships to play for the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs this fall, making them the first players from Lincolnton’s 2011 roster to confirm that they’ll be playing at the next level.
Littlejohn finished his high school career with over 4,000 career rushing yards, and ended his senior season with 2,072 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns, making him the player with the most rushing yardage and scoring in Lincoln County history.
Sherrill was an integral part of Lincolnton’s stingy defense that only allowed 218 yards and 15 points per game to its opponents.
Sherrill said his commitment to Gardner-Webb completed marked an important goal off of his to-do list.
“I like the fact that it’s a Division I school, and that was one of my goals, to play at the Division I level,” he said. “Most of the defensive backs they had were upperclassmen, so they’ll be graduating this year. With me being a freshman and coming in, I’ll have the opportunity to play.”
Littlejohn will be listed on the Runnin’ Bulldogs roster as a running back, and said he’s looking forward to seeing how far he can take his college career.
“They’re going to let me play the position that I like,” he said. “I just want to go in and do the best I can do and prepare myself for the next level. I’d like to have a college career like I did in high school.”
Sherrill also said that Gardner-Webb’s proximity, 33 miles from downtown Lincolnton, and the fact that he’ll have a former teammate on the squad with him, were both pluses.
“It’s good, because I’ll be there with somebody I know, somebody I’m close to, and it’s close to home,” he said. “I won’t just be down there by myself, I’ll have a friend with me.”
Sherrill plans to study psychology or sports management, while Littlejohn said he’ll major in broadcasting.
Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger said senior running back and linebacker Michael Cunningham had been offered a scholarship by East Carolina University, but has yet to make a definite decision.

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