ALLENDALE, Mich. – Heading into his senior campaign, Oak Park quarterback Chauncey Lowman is growing into his own as the signal caller for the Knights. As part of that development, Lowman tested his skills this offseason by competing in the Great Lakes 7-on-7 League with his HYPE Detroit squad.
“My offseason’s been well,” Lowman told Today’s U. “I played for Detroit HYPE 7-on-7 team, then after that season was over I made it to the Michigan Elite 7-on-7 team. I also went to Northwood to play in a 7-on-7 and that’s pretty much it. I didn’t really visit too many colleges.”
At 6’0” and 175-pounds, Lowman has good size for a high school quarterback but should look to add weight before arriving on a college campus. Still, his frame can support additional size and he has a strong, accurate arm to help his cause. If he does that, he should see more attention during his recruiting process.
Lowman displayed these skills during the summer at a quarterback-specific football camp held at the University of Purdue.
“I went to Purdue for a quarterback camp,” Lowman said. “I think I did good. I was talking to one of the coaches and he said that I need to get a little bit faster and he said to get my grades up, but that he would stay in touch with me. They said the rest of it was good.”
While working with the Boilermakers’ coaching staff, Lowman showed his ability to operate as a dual-threat passer with the ability to move the chains by tucking the ball and running for a first down when necessary.
“I like to stay in the pocket, but then if I have to get out and run I will,” Lowman said. “I can run the ball and any offense can work for me. I’m comfortable in any offense. Whatever they want me to do I can do.”
At this point, Lowman is yet to receive his first offer, but he is hoping to change that with a strong senior season. Lowman did his best to kick off his final year of high school ball on a high note on Saturday night, leading Oak Park against Zeeland West in the GRidiron Classic.
“I think I performed good,” Lowman said. “I think I made the offense better, like with the roll out and 52-yard touchdown to number 21, Darrius Stokes.”
Although Zeeland West finished the game on top by a score of 42-34, Oak Park held tight throughout and remained competitive thanks to Lowman’s resilient showing. At night’s end, Lowman totaled 182 yards and three touchdowns on a 10-for-17 passing performance.
In terms of his visit schedule this season, Lowman plans to make his way to nearby Siena Heights where he will see a familiar face on the Saints’ campus.
“I plan on trying to visit Siena Heights because one of my teammates took me there to visit before, so I went there with him,” Lowman said. “I will probably head to Minnesota to check out that school, but that’s about it.”
Look for Lowman to continue his strong senior season this week against Farmington High School.