“Georgia offered me as an inside linebacker [Saturday]. It feels really good to get the in-state offer from Georgia,” Lamar said.
The 6-foot-3, 230 pound four-star linebacker is listed as an outside linebacker but seems to fit into the Georgia defense with Mike Ekeler’s crew. He had previously been in conversation with D-line and will linebackers coach Tracy Rocker.
“It came as a little bit of a surprise, but I had been talking with Coach Rocker beforehand, and I knew they liked my film” Lamar said.
On Saturday, Lamar met with Ekeler and Mark Richt, which made an impact on him and his Junior Day visit.
But don’t be so sure that the in-state offer has him staying close to home just yet. Lamar wants to visit Athens a few more times before he really puts them into the mix.
“I'm definitely considering them but I'd have to take another visit to really see,” Lamar said. “I haven't planned another visit, but I want to get back.”
There is no real timetable on the linebacker’s commitment. Still about a year away from NSD 2016, Lamar wants to take his time and visit around before committing to a school.
“I don't have a specific time I want to commit, but I do want to take some officials before I do,” Lamar said.
Though now at least in the race, Georgia will have to catch up with a handful of other schools Lamar considers to be in the lead.