Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Once headed for ODU, Richmond running back commits to Norfolk State

NORFOLK, Virginia -- After a mutual parting of the ways with Old Dominion, a 240-pound, all-region running back from Richmond said he will play football for Norfolk State.

Shedrick McCall, who rushed
for 2,280 yards and 38 touchdowns at L.C. Bird High in Chesterfield County last season, committed to ODU in June. However, his father, also named Shedrick McCall, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that ODU coaches and his son agreed he should go elsewhere.

McCall’s father said his son wants to remain a running back and doesn’t want to redshirt next season. ODU would not guarantee where he would play or that he won’t redshirt.

ODU returns every running back on its roster, and traditionally tries to redshirt all of its freshmen. The
Monarchs recruited McCall as a prospective H back and tight end.

McCall reopened his recruiting on Saturday and quickly drew offers from several schools, including Howard. But Sunday afternoon, he tweeted that he had committed to Norfolk State.


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