Lamb has serious speed

Every year the state of Florida produces some of the fastest football players in the country, and this year it just might be home to the nation's fastest player in Corvin Lamb from Miami Northwestern.

At 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, Lamb lays claim to a 4.31 in the 40 yard dash. On the track, he boasts times of 10.8 in the 100 meters, 21.5 in the 200 meters, and 47 seconds in the 400 meters – all electronic times.


Some prospects that play football and run track get labeled, but Lamb insists he is a football player with track speed, not the other way around.


“My biggest strength is my speed, but I’m also very strong and have a great work ethic,” Lamb said. “I’m good at making people miss, but I can break tackles too. I catch the ball well out of the backfield too.”


Playing at a high school that has produced as much talent over the years as Miami Northwestern means many players have to wait their turn before becoming a go to guy. This was the case with Lamb, but he made the most of his opportunities during his junior campaign.


“I did well on special teams especially last year,” Lamb said. “I ran five kickoffs back for touchdowns. On offense I didn’t get the ball much because there were other guys ahead of me, but I had 24 carries for 203 yards and three touchdowns.”


Lamb performed well enough in his limited role to grab the attention of several college coaches.


“I have offers from Michigan, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and Florida International,” he said. “I get letters from North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, LSU, and Florida.”


Lamb says that all of the schools that are recruiting him are doing so for running back, and at this point he says there are no favorites.


LSU is a school that’s especially appealing to Lamb because of its success on the track, as well as the football field.


“I get a lot of mail from LSU, probably five or six letters a week,” he said. “LSU has a good combination of track and football, and a lot of schools don’t have that. I’m a track and football guy, so I like that.


“I know they had Xavier Carter and Trindon Holliday right now, and they both did track along with football,” Lamb continued. “They used them as return guys, which I like to do. They also let Holliday play running back, so I could see myself filling a role like his.”


As for his recruitment, Lamb says he hasn’t had a chance yet to visit any schools, and he’s not sure when he will.


“I’ve been in track for the last few weeks, so I haven’t visited any schools, and I don’t know when I’ll be able to,” he said. “I’d like to visit Oregon and Michigan though, and I’ll probably take an official visit to LSU.”

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