4-Star LB Enjoys "Awesome" Trip To Auburn

Tre Lamar talks about his visit to Auburn and why he left with the Tigers high on his list.

Roswell, Ga.--One of the things new Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is looking for in the 2016 class is a physical linebacker capable of playing several different roles in his scheme. A player that has the size and skills to fill that role visited Auburn over the weekend and has the Tigers very high on his list following the trip.

At 6-3, 230, Tre Lamar is rated a four-star linebacker by Scout and is a member of the Scout 300. Already with offers from around the country, he got a chance to visit Gus Malzahn’s Tigers last weekend and left impressed by what he saw and heard.

“The visit was awesome,” Lamar said. “What Coach Malzahn told me is why they really offered me and the culture of Auburn, kind of what the players feel about Auburn and how everyone is happy. It was mostly about the feelings from them.”

In addition to spending time with Malzahn, Lamar and his father also spent plenty of time with Muschamp and linebacker coach Lance Thompson to get a feel for what the Tigers would be doing in the coming years on defense. Seeing the plans and how he would be used, Lamar said everything went great.

“It was awesome,” Lamar said. “I haven’t gotten the chance to talk to Coach Muschamp as much as I wanted to, so definitely this visit helped me with that. It showed me what he wants from his players, what kinds of schemes they run, and how I would fit into that. That was really important as part of the day for me.

“They like my size and the fact that I can move,” he added. “I can play sideline to sideline and they see me as either a mike or will linebacker in their scheme. I run a 3-4 at my high school and play mike there so it’s definitely something I’m comfortable with.”

The trip wasn’t all about football for Lamar however as he’s also a serious student that plans to major in civil engineering in college. Even though he was already interested in Auburn before the trip, after learning about the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering he said the Tigers are even more in the running for him.

“That’s awesome,” Lamar said. “I didn’t know they had such a good engineering school coming into this visit. Definitely hearing about it increased my interest in Auburn.”

Without a favorite out of his current top group of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Tennessee, Lamar said he’s anxious to get back on the Plains as soon as possible.

“Most definitely,” Lamar said. “I want to get back for a spring practice so I can see how they coach their players and the kind of energy they bring every practice. That’s exciting.”


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