Cardinals Get Trip

Corvin Lamb, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound two-star running back/wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., has scheduled his first official visit for January 8 when he'll visit Louisville.

Corvin Lamb, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound two-star running back/wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., has scheduled his first official visit for January 8 when he'll visit Louisville.

"I'm really interested to get to know coach Charlie Strong," Lamb said about the new Cardinals head coach. "I know he was the defensive coordinator at Florida and that speaks for itself. He's a great coach."

Lamb says he hasn't spoken with coach Strong yet.

The school that is recruiting him the hardest is Mississippi State. "They keep in contact the most," he said. "They've been by my school and they never stop coming at me."

Lamb says he's also very impressed with the turnaround the Bulldogs have made this season. "I like the offense they are running under coach Dan Mullen," he said. "He's brought in the same spread he ran at Florida and it's working.

"I like how they use their running backs and how they have them catching passes too," he said. "They do a lot of good things on offense and mix it up."

Lamb, ranked as the No. 249 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, now favors Mississippi State solidly over North Carolina (October leader), Louisville, Nebraska and Ole Miss. He says all five have offered him.

"I think Mississippi State stands out because of how they are recruiting me," he said. "They are just showing much more interest right now."

He says a few Bulldogs' coaches have come by his high school, but he hasn't had any in-home visits. Lamb says that North Carolina may be coming by his house later this week.

"They had a great season," he said about the Tar Heels. "I was really glad they beat UM (Miami on Nov. 14).

"They have a chance to have one of the best defenses in college," he said. "And it's just the offense that needs help. They said they'd use me everywhere on offense."

Lamb doesn't plan on making a decision until he takes all his official visits. "Unless one of my trips changes my mind, I plan on waiting until signing day," he said. "It's pretty much all about which school is the most family-oriented and where I fit in best. We'll see after my trips."

Besides North Carolina, Lamb says he's also been impressed with Nebraska during the 2009 season. "They ended the season real well," he said. "I love how they played against Texas. They showed a lot of intensity.

"I also love how they run the ball," he said. "They're known for their ground game and that's my type of offense. They have a big o-line and that's good for me."

Another school whose offense has impressed Lamb is Ole Miss. "I love how they use (senior running back/wide receiver) Dexter McCluster," he said. "He's a sensational player and they said they'd use me in the same way."

Lamb finished his senior season with 912 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. His team went 10-2 and made it to the second round of the playoffs.

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and 17 ACT.


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