Lamar Mapp has been one of the
biggest "under the radar" prospects in
Lamar told us he checked in at 6'3" 249 lbs. at Camp. Since Mapp Played at 226 last season, we asked him if his weight has affected his speed at all, he replied " Not at all, I put the weight on gradually, so my body was able to handle the weight a little bit at a time". Lamar ran a 4.71 at Camp, which is blistering for someone of his size and stature.
We also asked Lamar about his
"I want a school that I am going to be able to have a personal relationship with the coaches" Mapp explained, "I want a family atmosphere first, and a place where I can get my degree, I want to be the first in my family to graduate from college". We asked Lamar about some of the rumors about his academic troubles, "I had some trouble when I was a freshman, but I have retaken some classes and have been working hard on getting everything in order. I will qualify, and will not need to go to a Junior College. My GPA has improved, and I am getting tutored on the ACT".
When asked about his current offers;
he told us that he has offers from
When asked if Lamar received an offer at camp, he told us that the coaches said they would be in touch and looked forward to him coming back to campus and bringing his parents.
During the camp it was obvious that he was one of the top prospects there; there was not an Offensive Lineman that could block him during his 1-on-1 drills versus the Offensive Lineman. The UC Coaches who migrated over to watch the drill included, Coaches, Dantonio, Staten, Gill, Narduzzi, and Roushar.
After camp it was obvious to me that Lamar Mapp is a big time prospect who has flown under the radar due to some academic question marks, that seem to be well on their way to repairing themselves. Landing a prospect of Mapp's caliber would be great way to kick off the 2006 commitments.