Lamar Chapman Talks About Ending The Suspense

4 Star CB Lamar Chapman (per is one of the top JUCO DBs available in the Land. Kid posted ridiculous numbers his freshman and sophomore seasons, garnering attention from several schools. But after tripping to the school he once committed to (Utah), Chapman told KSF last night he has narrowed down his search. We got the latest on the 1st-Team All-America JUCO CB and more...

"I saw Utah up close and personal," Lamar Chapman told, "And you know I had committed to them before. But I am still looking at two; Utah and Kansas State."

"I had a lot of fun on my official visit to Utah this past weekend and the one to K-State a couple of weeks ago," Chapman continued. "(KSU WR) Deon Murphy was my player host when I went to Manhattan and he said he knows you and to holla at ya."

Dean: What's up Deon?

Will this be another West Coast-to-Midlands connection? Or will the 1st-team All -America cornerback elect to stay closer to home, and with the school who first showed the CB love and affection?

West Coast rap artist/advisor who Chapman considers to be his mentor and Big Brother, is a Cali rapper who goes by the name of Jig Star, wrecking the mike for The "AO (All Out) Squad," told about the kid who goes all out, "Utah was the first one to jump on him. They showed faith in him after his first season, offering him a scholarship then."

"Kansas State came on next," Jig Star letting us know who else might be up to par in his little brother's decision making-process....

"But we're putting our spikes on, getting ready to make this decision," he continued. "We're listening to all of the universities making their legit arguments and weighing those arguments right now over dinner."

The kid with a top two (K-State and Utah) said, "It's really down to those two right now. I got up until December 18th or the 19th -- everybody is still in it till then -- to make my decision but it's going to be here before you know," Chapman relaying to the Nation and Utes how close his decision will be said. "And, I'm looking forward to it, ending the suspense. And I got a lot of love for both K-State and Utah, regardless of who I choose in the end."

The Cats are hoping to add at least two lock down cornerbacks from the JUCO ranks and already have one stud in their corner, Kennard Banks of Dodge City CC.

But adding yet another is definitely high on the agenda and Chapman would be a heckuva haul if in fact Kansas State can pry him away from Utah to tandem with Banks...

"He had a good season, Best in the West as freshman and sophomore, first-team All-America," Jig Star added. "Hard work pays off."

Let's a take a look at the El Camino CB's stat package as sophomore where he proceeded to make 1st-Team All-Mission Conference, 1st-Team All-Western States League, and 1st-Team All-America.

SO Stat Package: 39 tackles, 21 solo, 4 INTs (one returned 101 yards for TD), 13 PBUs."

Other Notes/Numbers...

"No one really threw the ball my way," Chapman informed. "I only allowed one TD the whole season and maybe 7, 8, 9 or 10 catches all season long."

Kid has hands, man up ability ("we played man 80-20 percent of the time vs. zone -- and I can come up in run support and make tackles, plus if it's close I'm going to pick it.")

If not for a broken middle finger, taping two fingers together, and wearing a cast on his hand, Chapman said he would have had a few more INTs on balls hitting him square in his hands he normally would have caught, or maybe even returned for a TD.

The El Camino CB checks in at "5-foot-9.5, 172 pounds," clocking forty times in the "4.45-range" and "shuttle times in the 3.98-range." Not to mention sports some hops in his game, recording a "35- to 36-inch vertical."

Schools Chasing: "Kansas State, Middle Tennessee, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah."

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