NEW ORLEANS — Kalijah Lipscomb’s recruitment may be heating up, but his focus remains on the high school football season.
Lipscomb has held an offer from Arkansas for months. It’s the 6-foot, 180-pound wide receiver’s only SEC offer, but that may not be the case for long.
In addition to Arkansas, Lipscomb holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Tulane and Nebraska. He has also generated interest from both LSU and Missouri.
Playing in the SEC, Lipscomb said, definitely peaks his interest.
“You always want to play the best competition, and the SEC has done that the last few years,” Lipscomb told the AJC’s SECcountry. “LSU with Leonard (Fournette) and Missouri the new addition, you want to go in and play against the best. That’s what I want to do.”
Lipscomb is the No. 30 player in Louisiana and the sixth-rated wide receiver.
A 2014 Class 5A All-State selection, Lipscomb has hauled in 25 catches for 292 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came last week against John Curtis, a game that was a rematch from the Division I state championship game last season. .
As Jesuit attempts to repeat as state champions, Lipscomb has narrowed his focus on the season and only the season.
As difficult as it may be to ignore the outside distractions, the wide receiver knows that it’s the right decision.
“I don’t pay much attention to (recruiting). I’m trying to get this season done and play Jesuit football, then I’ll pay attention to college. I just want to push through it and make something special happen this year,” Lipscomb said.
“My coaches and teammates do a good job of helping me stay focused. My quarterback is in my ear telling me to do this and, then big things will come. My family, coaches and support system help me to stay grounded and put the attention on what’s at stake in the present.”