Lodge jumps at chance to battle the best

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cedar Hill, Texas, junior four-star receiver DaMarkus Lodge has always wanted to challenge himself. So when he received an invitation to the Under Armour Combine he didn’t care it was going to cost him a flight and hotel to travel across to Florida to compete.

“I’ve always heard this is the best combine in the country,” said Lodge, who is No. 44 in the ESPN Junior 300, said. “I was going back and forth between the Under Armour and Army Combines, but I kept hearing that all the best receivers and DBs were going to be here. So I jumped on the opportunity.”

And schools are jumping on the opportunity to recruit him.