Chazz Surratt has almost as many Division I offers as he does varsity starts at quarterback.
The East Lincoln sophomore picked up an offer from third-ranked Clemson on Monday, giving him three standing offers –– all from the ACC –– Mustangs coach Mike Byus said.
N.C. State extended an offer to Surratt last month, and North Carolina was the first to offer the athlete in late August.
After a seven-touchdown, 447-yard performance in a 55-26 win at Bandys on Friday, Surratt, unofficially, has 767 yards and 15 TDs rushing and 951 yards and 11 TDs passing on the season, which is five games old.
Surratt and the Mustangs (4-1, 1-0 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A) travel to county rival Lincolnton (3-2, 1-0) on Friday.
The Wolves have their own D-I recruit in junior Darian Roseboro. Roseboro, who is being recruited as a defensive end, has received more than a dozen D-I offers, the latest coming from UCLA last week.
Roseboro spent the weekend at Ohio State on an official recruiting visit, Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger said.
EAST LINCOLN SECOND IN AP POLL: The Mustangs held on to the second spot in the Associated Press statewide high school football 2A poll, released on Tuesday.
East Lincoln trails North Rowan (5-0), which is in first and garnered all 12 first-place votes. Conference rival Maiden, also 5-0, cracked the top 10 for the first time this season and was voted ninth.
Rounding out the 2A’s top 10 were North Rowan, East Lincoln, Franklin, Reidsville, Winston-Salem Carver, Elizabeth City Northeastern, High Point Andrews, Shelby, Maiden and North Brunswick.
EL GIRLS, MASSEY WIN SD-7 MEET: At Sally’s YMCA in Denver, the Mustangs finished first in a SD-7 meet and had the top finishers as well.
Frances Massey completed the course in 19:45.88 to finish first ahead of teammate Meagan Rowles (21:41.14). Six of the top 10 finishers were from East Lincoln, including Shelbee Knopf (sixth, 22:41.88), Elizabeth Sisk (seventh, 22:53.57), Maggie Foley (ninth, 23:33.69) and Victoria Horne (10th, 24:02.19). Olivia Hewitt of Maiden was third, Jada Blake of Lincolnton was fourth (22:04.08), Hannah Duff of Maiden was fifth and Adriana Compton of West Lincoln was eighth (23:32.12).
Team scores were: East Lincoln (25), Maiden (60), Lincolnton (102), West Lincoln (103), Newton-Conover (103), Bunker Hill (155), Bandys (177) and West Caldwell (188).
WL BOYS FINISH SECOND IN SD-7 MEET: At Sally’s YMCA in Denver, the Rebels finished second behind Bandys in a SD-7 meet.
Bandys scored a 39, followed by West Lincoln (68), East Lincoln (104), West Caldwell (105), Newton-Conover (107), Maiden (143), Lincolnton (143) and Bunker Hill (159).
West Lincoln had the county’s top finisher in Jonathan Weber, who was fifth and ran the course in 18:14.25. Mason Leach of East Lincoln finished sixth (18:18.66). Maiden’s Corbin Boyles won the race in 17:00.97.
LINCOLNTON 3, WEST CALDWELL 1: At Lincolnton, the Wolves won for the first time this season by beating the Warriors on Tuesday. Set scores were 26-24, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19.
Nicole Arzuaga had 14 kills, Sarah Greer had 10 kills playing at the outside hitter position for the first time in her career, and the Wolves had 15 aces as a team. Kailee Gragg had 39 assists. Senior Samantha White had the final kill to win the game.
“Lincolnton is slowly but surely learning that it takes hard work to win in this new conference,” coach Kathy-Jo Lindroth said in an email.
The Wolves (1-15, 1-10), who lost 3-1 to Bessemer City on Monday, host Maiden on Thursday.
BANDYS 3, EAST LINCOLN 0: At Bandys, the Mustangs fell 25-18, 25-18, 25-12 in straight sets in a SD-7 game. No other details were reported.
East Lincoln (4-7 SD-7) is at Newton-Conover on Thursday.
BUNKER HILL 3, WEST LINCOLN 1: At West Lincoln, the Rebels fell 11-25, 11-25, 25-23, 18-25 in a SD-7 game. They had eight aces and 19 kills as a team.
West Lincoln (4-7 SD-7) hosts Bandys on Thursday. Its JV team fell 25-13, 25-10. The Rebels had two aces, two kills and 16 good serves.
LINCOLN CHARTER 3, PINE LAKE PREP 0: At Pine Lake Prep, the Eagles won a conference game 25-15, 25-23, 25-13 on Thursday.
Madi NeeSmith had nine kills and 17 digs, Gabby Powers had 14 assists and Christina Famulari had 10 aces for Lincoln Charter.
BUNKER HILL 2, WEST LINCOLN 2: At West Lincoln, the Bears and Rebels tied in their Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference match on Monday.
Edgar Rios scored on an assist from Omar Cavillo to tie the match in the second half of regulation. Alberto Vargas scored on a penalty kick to give West Lincoln a 2-1 lead in the first 10-minute overtime period. The Bears tied it in the second OT session.
The Rebels (0-6-1 SD-7) host Bandys today.
BANDYS 5, EAST LINCOLN 1: At Bandys, the Mustangs fell in a SD-7 match.
Brett Shanklin scored on an assist by Garrett Reavis for East Lincoln to avoid the shutout.
The Mustangs (2-4-1 SD-7) travel to Newton-Conover today.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF DAVIDSON 3, LINCOLN CHARTER 2: At Lincoln Charter, the Eagles fell in a Southern Piedmont 1A Conference match.
Ethan Cato scored on an assist from Malakai Partridge and Daniel Moore scored on an assist from Heath Patterson for Lincoln Charter. Isaiah Smith had three saves in goal.
The Eagles (8-4-0, 1-2-0) host Cherryville today.
WEST LINCOLN 8, BUNKER HILL 1: Singles –– 1. Crystal Thao (BH) d. Olivia Godfrey 6-2, 6-2; 2. Skylar Greer (WL) d. Emily Mayfield 6-0, 6-3; 3. Lily Rollins (WL) d. Laci Frye 6-0, 6-1; 4. Kylee Leonhardt (WL) d. Lizabeth Cantera 6-0, 6-0; 5. Brittany Heavner (WL) d. Angel Chang 6-0, 6-0; 6. Jakayla Williams (WL) d. Selena Melvin 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles –– 1. Godfrey-Rollins (WL) d. Mayfield-Frye 10-2, 2. Leonhardt-Greer (WL) d. Thao-Cantera 10-2, 3. Williams-Heavner (WL) d. Chang-Melvin 8-2.
Records –– WL 9-3, 4-2 SD-7. At Bandys today.
KNIGHTS FINISH FIFTH IN NP3A/4A MATCH: At Twin Oaks C.C., North Lincoln shot a 146 to finish fifth in a North Piedmont 3A/4A match on Monday.
Alexander Central won the match with a 116. It was followed by South Iredell (127), Lake Norman (136), Mooresville (146), North Lincoln, North Iredell (156), West Iredell (167) and Statesville (168).
The medalist was Alexander Central’s Abbey Hartsell, who shot a 37. Mary Prunier (47), Karleigh Morrison (48), Callie Oaks (51), Abbey Stilwell (51) and Grace Clarke (53) participated for the Knights.
North Lincoln (906) is in fifth overall in the league, behind Alexander Central (721), Lake Norman (816), South Iredell (823) and Mooresville (859).