Lamar, Venables building strong relationship

Clemson has built a strong early foundation for its 2016 class, but it is pursuing more bigtime recruits to add depth to what could be another highly rated class nationally.

LB Tre Lamar Profile

4-star linebacker Tre Lamar (Roswell, GA) out of Roswell High School was recently visited by Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables. Lamar spoke with CUTigers to detail the visit and what he’s thinking about each of his favorite schools.

“It meant a lot for Coach Venables to come personally to let me know how much they want me at Clemson,” said Lamar. “He and Coach [Tony] Elliot were the first coaches I’d talked to, and he is one of the coaches I have the best relationship with.”

Since CUTigers last spoke to Lamar, he’s made some more visits and has come away impressed by some school he previously had not listed amongst his favorites. Lamar took some time to explain just what’s stood out the most among some of the schools he’s seen up close.

“At Clemson, I like their environment. I have a good relationship with all the coaches. I’m comfortable at Alabama. I like the winning program and the culture there. At Auburn, I like the speed they play with, and they have some awesome facilities. At Florida, they have a great environment at The Swamp. At Florida State, I like the energy, the campus, the winning program and the coaching.”

Lamar has not been able to single out any of the schools that have caught his eye so far, but he plans on getting a better feel for each of them soon. “I want to try to get back to all of my top five and really try to get a feel for, not only life there as an athlete, but as a student.”

Not only is he focused on learning more about those schools, but Lamar also is focused on becoming a better linebacker before his senior year. “I want to improve both my pass rush and drop skills,” explained the junior.

Lamar is 6-foot-3, 230 pounds and has been rated as the No. 2 outside linebacker in Georgia for the class of 2016 by Scout.

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