Tar Heels Lead for Lamb

Corvin Lamb says that North Carolina is recruiting him the hardest. "They are showing show so much interest it's crazy," Lamb said. "I've been getting a whole lot of mail from them and they even talk to me on Facebook, plus they send emails. I'm hearing from them a lot." Lamb has never visited the Tar Heels but says he likes coach Butch Davis. "He's a very formidable coach..."

Corvin Lamb, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound two-star running back/wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., says he has around 18 scholarship offers and has narrowed it down to seven favorites.

Lamb, ranked as the No. 229 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, now favors North Carolina slightly over Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Nebraska and Michigan. All of his favorites have offered as well as Connecticut, UCF, South Florida, Louisville, Kansas State and others.

He says that North Carolina is recruiting him the hardest. "They are showing show so much interest it's crazy," Lamb said. "I've been getting a whole lot of mail from them and they even talk to me on Facebook, plus they send emails. I'm hearing from them a lot."

Lamb has never visited the Tar Heels but says he likes coach Butch Davis. "He's a very formidable coach," he said.

He says that Ole Miss is also showing him a lot of interest. "They've been talking to me a lot too," Lamb said. "I have a real good relationship with (recruiting coordinator) coach Chris Vaughn. They are a good team and they are still building up and getting better."

The only school that Lamb has already visited is Rutgers. "I know (senior wide receiver) Tim Brown," he said. "He went to my high school and it's always cool to know someone already. He's cool and he really made me feel at home. He told me to take my visits and make sure that I'm on top of my grades and test score so that it doesn't become a problem.

"I also like how it's a nice family-oriented place," he said of the Scarlet Knights.

Lamb hasn't scheduled any official visits yet either but says he plans on taking all five trips.

Although Lamb says he never followed a specific school, he admits that his parents favor LSU. "They like that it's a good program overall," he said. "They've been there before and said it's an amazing campus.

"I like how LSU has a good track program too and said that I could do both sports," he said. "They have great coaches and they know how to win. They all seem very nice and open with me."

Lamb says he runs the 200m (21.5) and the 400m (47.7) and says he may participate in both sports in college. "I love football more," he said. "But if I get a chance to try both, I probably will."

Besides North Carolina and Ole Miss, Lamb says he also has a great relationship with the coaches at Mississippi State. "(Running back) coach Greg Knox and I have a great relationship," he said. "He's been to my school and we really clicked. I think they are on the rise and I like coach Dan Mullen too. I'm really looking forward to seeing them play this season."

Although Lamb also lists Nebraska in his top seven he cautions he's still trying to learn more about them. "I just got a big book from Nebraska," he said. "It's like a huge media guide and I plan on reading that and learning more about them. I gotta check out their website too and see everything."

Lamb's teammate and friend (three-star offensive guard) Torrian Wilson has Michigan is his top five and Lamb admits that's why he's considering the Wolverines.

"We've talked about playing together in college, but it doesn't really matter," Lamb said. "I'd love to go college with someone I know or where I know people, but that's not gonna be a big deal.

"The Michigan coaches seem really cool and we get along with them pretty well," he said.

Lamb says he won't be making a decision until signing day. "I need time," he said. "This is a big decision and I want to take all the time that I can.

"I'm looking for a school that offers sports medicine as a major and where I can minor in criminology," he said. "I'd also like to go where they let freshman play and where I'd have a chance to start early."

Lamb didn't start as a junior but he did have five kick returns for touchdowns. He starts his senior season today, Aug. 27 against Northern High School from Miami.

"I'm very versatile," he said. "I can move outside and play wide receiver too. I'm hard to cover because I'm very fast. I move well and play with speed."

He says he can bench 315-pounds, squat 405 and has a 32.5-inch vertical jump.

"I want to improve my lateral movement," he said. "And cutting back. I want better footwork."

Lamb plans to major in sports medicine and reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 16 ACT, which he will retake at an unknown future date.


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