Productive QB Looking To Show His Skills

Daphne quarterback Chris Lambeth is hoping that a summer filled with camp visits will help him atract more attention from SEC schools such as Auburn, Alabama, LSU and others. He got a good start on that with an outstanding spring jamboree last weekend.

Daphne, Ala.—Sometimes there is a certain chemistry that forms between a quarterback and wide receiver that makes for an explosive combination.

Sullivan to Beasley, Montana to Rice, Bradshaw to Swann, all were at the top of their games and made it tough on opponents to slow them down.

If last weekend's spring jamboree games are any indication, then Daphne opponents better be worried about quarterback Chris Lambeth and wide receiver Richie Henderson.

In just two halves of jamboree football against opponents Oxford and Theodore, the 6-0, 187 Lambeth completed 26 of 33 passes for 487 yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans won the games 27-21 and 21-14. The amazing thing is that 10 catches, 343 yards and all three touchdowns went to Henderson.

Lambeth says that the two just have a special chemistry that has been building since early last season.

"Obviously starting most of my junior season helped a lot because I'm a lot more comfortable with the offense," Lambeth tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm a lot more comfortable with my receivers also because Richie played a lot last year. We didn't come out there (in the spring games) looking to win. It was more of a reward for having a good spring training and working hard. We were mainly coming out to have fun, but it's always good to win."

Lambeth has the touch to handle the short passing game and also the arm strength to stretch a defense.

Lambeth helped lead the Trojans all the way to the state title game as a junior when Daphne lost to Hoover in Legion Field for the 6A crown. Despite a team that relied mostly on the run, Lambeth had a very good year under center. Completing 65 percent of his passes (105-162), Lambeth threw for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns with just eight interceptions.

Making the numbers even more impressive is the fact that Lambeth rarely threw the ball in the second half of games during the regular season because of big leads.

Because of his showing during last season and his recent solid performance at the Combine in Tuscaloosa where he tested well and showed off a strong and accurate arm, Lambeth says that schools have begun to take notice of him and he hopes that continues into the summer when he and Henderson will take some camp trips around the South.

"I have been getting a bunch of letters from Georgia Tech, Arkansas, a few SEC schools, a few Ivy League schools, but basically I'm just trying to enjoy things right now," Lambeth says. "I'm not trying to get caught up in recruiting process. It's fun, but mainly I'm focusing on our team and trying to get better."

Still waiting on his first offer, Lambeth says that he plans to attend camps at Southern Miss, Alabama, Florida State, Auburn and possibly several more schools before his team begins work next August for his senior season.

A very good student who will have no problems qualifying, Lambeth is quickly becoming a quarterback to watch in Alabama this season.

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