Just a Matter of Time

Cory Lambert, one of the nations top linemen, received a visit from Clemson Coach David Blackwell at his home Tuesday nigh. Did the in-home visit get the superstar lineman any closer to a commitment? We've got all the details on the visit and the status of the Greenville standout's commitment.

OL Cory Lambert
6-7, 306, 5.08
Greenville High School
Greenville, South Carolina

Coach Blackwell arrived at the Lambert residence around 8:30 Tuesday night. He met with Cory and his parents until 9:30 when Cory left to go pickup his sister. Blackwell stayed until around 10:50 discussing Clemson academics with Cory's parents. Cory arrived home around 11:30 with his sister after Coach Blackwell had left.

The entire family was apparently pleased with the visit from Coach Blackwell. "It was great. My mom was taking notes. She seemed to like him a lot. He stayed and talked with my parents until around 10:50. I left around 9:30 to go pickup my sister."

The decision about where Cory will play next season will be a family decision so the opinions of his parents are very important.

"My mom really cares about the academics. She doesn't really care about the football. Coach Blackwell talked to here about Vickery Hall. He also talked about the graduation rates. He talked about how they would check up on the kids. My mom really liked that if you don't have a GPA over 2.5 that they check on your classes every day."

Although Cory is ready to commit to the Tigers, he is waiting for the family to decide it is the right time. "My mom wants me to keep my grades up. As long as I keep them up I will probably be ready to commit around the end of the quarter. It could be sooner."

Cory's father was also impressed by the visit with Coach Blackwell. "He was happy to have him here. The North Carolina coach came by before Coach Blackwell. My dad like them both but he was really impressed with Clemson."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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