Tar Heels Lead for Lamb

"I was supposed to visit North Carolina this week," Corvin Lamb said. "But I don't think it'll happen. I'll probably take it after the season. UNC and Mississippi State stay in touch the most. They show a lot of interest in me. They both said that I could play receiver and running back and that they'd use me on special teams too. They really want me..."

Corvin Lamb, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound two-star running back/wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., hasn't scheduled any official visits yet, but says he's getting close.

"I was supposed to visit North Carolina this week," Lamb said. "But I don't think it'll happen. I'll probably take it after the season."

Lamb, ranked as the No. 245 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, now favors UNC slightly over Mississippi State, Nebraska, LSU and Florida. The Tigers and Gators have not offered, but the other three have.

He says he's being recruited by Tigers (recruiting coordinator/tight ends) coach Don Yanowsky and by Gators (cornerbacks) coach Vance Bedford.

"I'm not sure about them (LSU and Florida)," he said. "LSU said they are ready to offer me if I'm ready to commit, but I told them I don't want to commit yet so I'm not sure what that means."

The schools that are recruiting him the hardest are North Carolina and Mississippi State. "UNC and Mississippi State stay in touch the most," he said. "They show a lot of interest in me. They both said that I could play receiver and running back and that they'd use me on special teams too. They really want me."

Lamb admits that the Tar Heels are the team to beat. "They stand out," he said. "They're really recruiting me hard and trying to get me to visit.

"I like the tradition they have," he said about North Carolina.

"Also the coaching staff is really stable under Butch Davis. He's a great coach," Lamb said. "I also really like (recruiting coordinator/defensive line) coach John Blake and the whole staff."

Lamb says he'll likely also take an official visit to Mississippi State in December as well. "I really like coach Dan Mullen and (running backs) coach Greg Knox," he said. "They've been recruiting me for a long time and every time I talk to them it's a good conversation.

"I like how they are doing," he said. "They are rebuilding the program. Coach Mullen is trying to build them up to be a big-time program like Florida."

Lamb says he'd also still like to visit Nebraska officially as well. "I've heard they have great facilities," he said. "I know they have good tradition and I definitely want to go there and see what it's like."

He says he plans on making a decision on signing day. "Unless something spectacular happens during one of my visits, I'll probably wait until signing day," he said.

Lamb has helped lead Northwestern High School to an 8-1 record with 800 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. They begin their playoffs next week, Nov. 20, against Coral Gables.

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 16 ACT, which he retook on October 24.


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