Chris Schuerholz Commits to Virginia University Lynchburg
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNOVA
Senior defensive back Chris Schuerholz of Loudoun County High School has recently committed to Virginia University Lynchburg. He was deciding between multiple Division III colleges including Carthage College, Washington Jefferson College, and Utica College. He chose the situation that benefited him the most, as well as an offer he received this past month.
Loudoun County High School has been home to some very good football recently. With players like Tariq Sims and Gavin Pitts on the offensive side of the ball, it can be easy to forget about the guys on the other side. Players like Chris make up the true heart and soul of the Raiders team and allow them to succeed in the manner they have in recent years. Chris has anchored a defense that has helped the Raiders soar to amazing heights. He is a rangy corner that uses speed and technique to lock down opponents. While it is rare for high school cornerbacks to have an “island”, where the defensive player is the only one covering a wide receiver and is in one on one coverage the entire game, it is more prominent in the college game. Chris has played his fair share on the island, shutting down opponents and creating a tough matchup for any opposition. At schools like Ohio State, coaches require defensive backs to work on the island. While VUL is nothing like Ohio State, many colleges have utilized this coaching strategy for years in order to better their players.
— Truechris? (@ChrisSchuerholz) October 15, 2020
Chris was being courted by many Division III schools, but in the end, chose the Dragons to remain close to home, and to have a bonafide opportunity to make an impact at the next level. The Dragons have not had the best run lately, but have had some very talented players in recent years. As an HBCU, it means more to many athletes to attend schools like VUL, especially in these times when African American athletes are calling for more high profile athletes to attend HBCUs. This only adds to the benefits that VUL provides for Chris, not only giving him an opportunity to play college football, but to do it in a setting that is truly a community.
Chris might have just ended his recruitment chapter of his life, but his football career is just getting into full swing. He has one season left of eligibility and intends to make the most out of it. Once he plays his final snaps for the Raiders, whenever that might be, he will be a member of the Dragons. He will attend VUL next fall, and make an impact in any way possible on the field. Additionally, he will use the incredible learning facilities that are present at VUL to increase his knowledge about the world around him. At the end of the day, Chris wants to make an impact in and out of the classroom, and help transform the Dragons into a powerhouse on and off the field.
– Marc Goldstein