Greyson Lambert back from Tuscaloosa
"It was a good visit," said Greyson Lambert. "We got there early and had a chance to talk to Coach Saban. It was the first time my Dad's had a chance to meet with Coach Saban in person. He's talked with him over the phone before. We went into his office for about 15-20 minutes. We talked about the progress they (UA) made with their 2011 class, and now that the 2012 class has already started, where I stood with them in the class."
During the football season, Lambert took in three games at the Capstone. This visit gave him more of a taste of being a student-athlete at the University of Alabama.
"They gave us a tour of the campus," Lambert said. "I liked the academic support they have for their players. The computer room, study hall are all in the same place the players live. That's nice that it's all central and right there for the players."
Alabama has a 35-5 record with Jim McElwain as the Offensive Coordinator. He also is the position coach for the quarterbacks. Lambert was excited to get a chance to pick his brain.
"It was neat to go over play calling with Coach Mac," said Lambert, "and see how they categorize their plays and how they fit it in to the practice schedule. Then I talked with Coach Mac and Coach Scott Cochran (Strength & Conditioning) about what I'm doing in the off-season as far as camps and combines."
Previously, Lambert has attended Junior Day at Georgia and Florida. He'd like to make it to a few more campuses this spring.
"I'm not really favoring anybody right now expect for the schools who have offered me," said Lambert. "From the ones who haven't offered but are expressing the most interest in the way of handwritten letters and e-mails are Florida State, Arkansas, and Miami.
"Being in a pro-style offense is key for me. The relationship I have with the coaches, the school's academic reputation, and player development are big factors for me. The NFL is the ultimate goal of mine as far as my football career and want to be in a program that will help get me there."
Lambert, 6-5, 195, is known for his big arm passing for 1,991 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior. He's using his off-season to better his mobility.
"I'm running track and doing plyometrics, 900 yard drops trying to improve my speed and footwork for next season," Lambert said.
Alabama was the first team to offer Lambert. He also holds offers from Clemson, Georgia, and N.C. State. From this weekend and past visits, it seems safe to assume Alabama will be one team who'll be a big player in Lambert's recruitment.
"We're on great terms," Lambert said of his relationship with Alabama and staff. "The coaches and I have built a strong relationship. It was great to have my Dad and my family friends with me this time. I think we all got a lot out of the visit.
"While nothing is set in stone, I'd like to make my decision before my senior year so I can get it out of the way and just focus on my season and playing my best."
Lambert hopes to fit in visits to Miami and Florida State this spring.
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