UPDATE. June 17: Lodge has elected to postpone his decision to an undetermined date, per EJ Holland of TexasFootball.com
“So much stuff is popping up. My dad had to go out of town on business on the day I was supposed to announce, and I want him there more than anybody,” Lodge told Holland. “I’m just going to postpone it until I make all my visits, and I feel ready.”
Texas wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge has decided to alter his plans for a commitment announcement. The 5-star prospect will announce his decision Thursday, June 19, one day earlier than originally expected, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Lodge, a 6'2.5", 190-pound playmaker at Cedar Hill High School, emerged as a dominant force for the national powerhouse during his junior season. He capped off a breakout campaign with MVP honors in the Class 5A Division II state title game.
His championship effort featured 129 yards and two touchdowns on eight touches, including five receptions. Lodge finished the season with 72 catches for 1,255 receiving yards and 25 offensive scores.
His recruitment spans coast to coast, with several contenders still seemingly involved.
Notre Dame and USC extended scholarship offers in May, but they're late to a pursuit that started during his sophomore year. He has several in-state suitors, with Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas and Texas Tech each clamoring for a commitment.
Lodge could be tempted to seek opportunities beyond state borders.
Where will 5-star WR DaMarkus Lodge play college football?
Alabama, Ole Miss and LSU are potential landing spots in the SEC. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State present high-flying offensive attacks in the Big 12.
Lodge is rated No. 4 nationally among receivers in 247Sports' composite rankings. He is listed as the sixth-best rising senior in Texas.
With just one week remaining in his recruiting process, Lodge can expect attention from college coaches to hit an all-time high.
Recruit information and statistics courtesy of 247Sports unless otherwise noted.