Roswell (Ga.) rising-senior linebacker Tre Lamar has a who’s who offer list, but he’s been focused on a handful of SEC and ACC programs of late. It has included several visits to the same program to delve deeper into all scenarios surrounding each option.
On Saturday, the plan was to get back to Alabama for a closer look at the current roster in action as well as a deep look into a specific academic program at the university.
“I got to see practice for the first time,” he said. “I got to see who was out there at linebacker and what schemes they run and see it in action.”
Before that point, it was all about academia.
“I also talked with Dean (Charles) Karr and toured the engineering building,” Lamar said. “That was big to me, to see the program. I want to study civil engineering in college, so it was great to see what they have to offer with the academic support, the labs, and stuff like that. Their classrooms and how they teach was really important to me on this visit.
“It definitely helped, Alabama has a great engineering program, Dean Karr is a great guy so seeing all of that definitely helped boost them up.”
Back on the football field, the four-star linebacker had his eyes on a pair of five-stars UA signed in recent years, including one fellow Peach State native.
“I know they run a 3-4, but seeing how detailed they were, sitting in on the meetings and really seeing what kind of plays they run…I thought Reggie Ragland did really well and Reuben Foster caught my eye,” he said. “The coaches said they want me to be like Ragland in their system. I play the MIKE (middle linebacker) at my high school now, and while it’s not as in-depth as they have at Alabama, obviously, it’s a comfortable position for me.
“I talked to Kirby Smart, my main recruiter, for most of the visit but I also talked to coach (Nick) Saban before and after the practice. They’re message to me was about how they coach and how I would fit it during practices and games and what being a student-athlete at Alabama would really be like.”
Still working with the same top five of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Florida State, Lamar plans to continue to take unofficial visits leading up to a decision sometime during his senior campaign at Roswell High.
Scout.com tabs him as America’s No. 28 outside linebacker in the class of 2016.