SMU three-star commit Cedric Lancaster has his Houston Lamar team in the playoff semifinals after they most recently took care of business against Galena Park North Shore with a dominating 28-7 win.
Lancaster says his team has been performing well over the past couple of weeks and they are undefeated largely in part because of their stellar defense.
"We've been doing well lately," said the 5-foot-9 170-pound cornerback. "We have a great defense filled with talented linebackers. Our defensive line is loaded and we have great DB's."
Lamar's defense is giving up less than nine points per game on average and has held teams to under 15 points or less in 13 of their 14 matchups.
Lancaster has helped bolster this stingy defense by snagging seven interceptions on the season so far. Lancaster, who committed to SMU in October, has watched his production open some eyes over at the Houston who offered him right after SMU did.
But Lancaster says that he was disappointed Houston waited so long to make a move for him especially being that they had previously offered his teammate, defensive lineman Zelt Minor, who eventually decommitted from Houston to play at SMU.
"I kind of took it to heart that they offered him before they offered me," Lancaster said. "I went to all three of their camps during the summer and still went without an offer from them until Colorado State offered and then SMU. Ever since SMU offered, they've been looking at me kind of hard."
Lancaster says that as of now his commitment to SMU is solid even though he is keeping his options open. Lancaster says he hasn't been contacted by any other programs than the ones mentioned as of yet. However, Colorado State visited him at school last week and as mentioned, Houston has been persistent.
"As far as my commitment right now I'm solid," Lancaster said. "My parents tell me to always keep my options open but I think I'm happy where I'm at right now."
Lancaster says his current focus is solely on getting his team to a state championship- the goal he's been striving for all season. Lancaster feels good about the position his team is in and is confident that they can get the job done.
"It feels great," Lancaster said. "We've always had the mindset that we're good enough to beat anybody. We don't think anybody can beat us. It's been a good season."
Lancaster Has Lamar Rolling Into State Semis
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