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McDevitt junior could be on national radar

12/26/2011

When colleges coaches flocked to Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, Pa., this season it was always to watch Noah Spence, the No. 4 player in the country. However, junior McDevitt receiver Brian Lemelle gave those coaches reason to make sure they come back next fall.

Rutgers and Temple have already expressed significant interest in Lemelle, who isn’t sure if those schools offers are official.

“I talk with [Rutgers assistant] Brian Angelichio on Facebook and stuff like that,” Lemell said. “I talk to him about once or twice a week, if that.

“Temple likes how quick I am on the field and explosions off my breaks.”

Lemelle was at his best when his team needed this year, coming up big against rival Susquehanna Township and in the playoffs. When McDevitt’s offense struggled, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Lemelle was usually there to provide a spark.

This winter Lemelle will focus on training for football instead of playing another sport. He intends to work on his blocking and agilities during the offseason.

Lemelle also reports significant interest from Boston College and some interest from Georgia and Georgia Tech.

Lemelle is taking the recruiting process slow, but he already has a good idea of what to expect and how to handle it by learning from Spence, one of the most sought after prospects in the country the past year.

“I learned just to explain yourself to coaches and explain to them what you’re trying to do when in college,” Lemelle said.