The momentum from South Florida’s big recruiting weekend hasn’t come to rest yet! Today Hillsborough speedster Lindsey Lamar informed USFNation that he called the USF staff this morning and gave his verbal commitment, making him the 5th commit since Saturday night.
“I called the USF staff this morning, and told them I was ready to be a Bull!”
Lamar is a local speedster who had a break-out season in 2008, rushing for 1,336 yards on 121 carries (11-yard avg) and 18 touchdowns, with 8 catches for 146 yards and two scores. He also runs track, winning the regional track championship in both the 100 (10.35) and 200 events as a junior and brings much needed speed to the Bulls.
“I chose USF, because I liked the program, all the coaches, and its home,” said Lamar. “If I have the ability to play in my home town and do good, than I’m going to do it.”
At 5-foot-9, 165 pounds and running a 4.3-forty, Lamar is fast and runs with a good combination of vision, speed and surprising power.
“The Bulls are bringing me in as a running back, slot receiver, and kickoff/punt return specialist. I try and make the first guy miss, run hard. And try to make sure it takes more than one guy to tackle me."
At the end Lindsey narrowed his choices down to Duke, South Carolina, and USF, but also had double digit offers including; Wake, West Virginia, FSU, Michigan, Louisville, Boston College, Clemson, Iowa State, before choosing the Bulls.
“I’m very excited, and my family is very excited,” said Lindsey. “I was looking for the best opportunity for me, and where I fit in, and that was at USF”
"I like USF's campus and their coaches and the way the team practices. They also have a good track program, and I want to also run track in college."
Lamar visited already visited Wake, Duke, S. Carolina, but saved his last visit for the Bulls this past weekend.
“It was a great visit, it was basically like being home,” said Lamar. “I didn’t know for sure where I wanted to go until I made that trip.”
Lindsey was hosted by Carlton Mitchell, and got to learn a lot about the program, the coaches and the team's history.
“My favorite part was sitting down with Coach Burnham and the other coaches and learning more about the football program.”
Off the field Lamar is an honor student boasting a 3.4 GPA, got a test score as a junior, and already is a full qualifier, and said he liked the Bulls academics first approach to their athletes.
"There won't be any signing day suprises. I'm a Bull!"
Stay tuned with USFNation.com, as keep you updated on Lindsey Lamar and the rest of the 2009 class leading up to signing day