Julian Lowe: Football to me is my outlet, it is my meditation, my escape from the real world. I’ve endured a lot growing up and even still to this day and I can get lost and not have to think about issue outside of football. It allows me to rest and be able to put things in perspective. It’s allows me to clear my mind, so that my focus is on my priorities and not on negative stress and energy.
Joe Gaiter: How was your season?
Julian Lowe: My season this year was a good season. I broke our school record for receiving touchdowns in a career (30). Was nominated first team all conference. Individually it went well. As a team I would say we came up a little short of where we wanted to go, but overall a decent season.
Joe Gaiter: How hungry are you to make the NFL?
Julian Lowe: Extremely, so hungry I could constantly eat a buffet. I believe in myself and that I can compete against the best in the world. I dominated at my level and have no shame about where I’m coming from and want the opportunity to show that I’m worthy of being one of the best in the game of football.
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss most about playing college ball?
Julian Lowe: I would have to say lining up day in and day out with my teammates. We were a real tight knit group of guys and played for one another no matter what the circumstances were. I would say more than anything lining up on the same side as my man Hunter Joseph. He is also preparing for the NFL, was a true pleasure and blessing.
Joe Gaiter: What would you tell yourself if you could go back to your freshman year?
Julian Lowe: Pick a school that fit you the most. I transferred from Akron to Otterbein and it was good experiences that I can share now to other kids coming out of high school. But I would say if finding the right school that fit my energy and my style would be what I would tell myself.
Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation on the field?
Julian Lowe: My motivation on the field is to dominate. My trainer and Uncle Chuck Gresham always said “don’t be a highlight make a highlight.” Every time I’m on the field that what I try to do ball thrown to me or not. I step on the field to dominate my opponent.
Joe Gaiter: Have you reached your athletic peak?
Julian Lowe: Honest answer would be no, I’m still getting faster, bigger, stronger, more explosive. With that I’m also understanding the game and my position better. I think I have a while to go until I’ve reached my athletic peak.
Joe Gaiter: What are the keys in playing your position?
Julian Lowe: Patience and being Opportunistic! It’s very rare we touch the ball 15-20 times like running backs do or every play like quarterbacks, so we have to be patient, understand how the game is being played and then when our number is called we make plays. It’s like chess. We make moves to set up the kill shot, for that to work it takes patients and when it’s time to strike we strike.
Joe Gaiter: Do you have a backup if you don’t get drafted?
Julian Lowe: If not drafted, of course free agency. If not free agency then the CFL. I want to continue to play football and know that I can at the next level.
Joe Gaiter: Who is your agent and why did you chose them?
Julian Lowe: Eli Phillips is my agent. Great guy and down to earth. I chose him because I believe he has my best interest in mind. He wants to expose me and market me to scouts and organizations and is honest. He understands like I understand where we are coming from but at the same time, we both know we can makes some things shake at the NFL level.
Joe Gaiter: When is your proday?
Julian Lowe: My pro day is March 21st at the University of Cincinnati.
Joe Gaiter: Where and how often are you training?
Julian Lowe: I train at D1 Sports Training Columbus. I do something everyday. Either speed training/ agility training or proper steps of recovery and reset. There is something I do everyday.
Joe Gaiter: What do you want your legacy to be?
Julian Lowe: My legacy to me is not something that I can want or see because it’s more of future event than anything. Yes I would like to be a story that I was able to attain a dream of playing in the NFL from my background. But my legacy I think more or less should be the impact I have on other people.I believe my legacy should be told and experienced by other people.
Joe Gaiter: Final Words/Shoutouts?
Julian Lowe: I would just like to thank my Uncle first Chuck, he took me under his wing since early days in high school and has pushed me to be dominate in what I do not only on the field but in life. My family in friends for having faith in me. To the D1 family for supporting me. And to Gaiter Sports, for allowing me and giving time the opportunity for this interview.
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