One of the state’s best two-sport athletes is changing schools.
Football and basketball star Sage Surratt is transferring from East Lincoln High to rival Lincolnton for his senior year, the Observer News Enterprise reported Monday night.
Surratt was an all-state guard in basketball and an all-state wide receiver in football. His brother, Chazz, was his quarterback and point guard for three years at East Lincoln. Chazz Surratt will be a freshman this fall at North Carolina.
Sources told the Observer that Vance High in Charlotte was also considered as a potential landing spot.
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The Observer News Enterprise reported that Surratt’s mother, Brandi, confirmed that her son withdrew from East Lincoln Monday and quoted Sage about the move.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he told the newspaper. “Obviously, it’ll be a different environment and new people. I’m just going to get ready and get used to it, establish myself and settle in.”
In three seasons, Surratt caught 233 passes for 3,688 yards and 53 touchdowns in football. As a junior, he caught 92 passes for 1,716 yards and 25 touchdowns.
In basketball, he scored 2,015 points in three seasons. In 2015-16, Surratt averaged 31.2 points and was one of the nation’s top 10 scorers. He ranks among the top 40 scorers in N.C. public school history.
At Lincolnton, he’ll join a football team that was 12-3 last season and lost in the third round of the playoffs. Surratt and the Wolves will play at East Lincoln on Sept. 30.