Roswell (Ga.) junior outside linebacker Tre Lamar has offers from coast to coast. That not surprising considering the outstanding potential possessed bythis powerfully built 6-3, 230-pound Scout 300 prospect. Michigan is hoping to add such a piece to its defensive puzzle and Greg Mattison recently identified Lamar as a prime candidate.
The longtime Michigan assistant stopped by Roswell High to check in Lamar and extended an offer before he left.
“It was awesome getting that offer,” Lamar told Scout. “Coach Mattison came to see me at school on Friday. He has also told me about Michigan’s elite academics.”
That bodes well for the Maize & Blue since academics are a key consideration in Lamar’s decision-making process.
“I’m interested in (Michigan),” he said. “I like their great engineering program and also their great football history.”
Could Lamar possibly make the journey to up Ann Arbor in the future?
“Maybe,” said Lamar. “I don’t have anything planned yet.”
Getting that trip arranged will likely be high on Mattison’s priority list. And if he has his way Lamar will bring his teammate LeAnthony Williams along for the ride. The junior cornerback also has the Maize and Blue’s full attention.
“I was in class at the time when I found out about my (Michigan) offer,” Williams told Scout. “I went to my head coach and he told me that I have been just offered by Michigan. My reaction was surprised because I had just seen the Michigan coach at my school no longer than ten minutes ago, (then) I was hit with the amazing news that I was offered. I was just surprised that they offered and truly blessed to receive it as well.”
The 6-0, 170-pounder also has early offers from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and many others. The Wolverines are entering the race at an ideal time since Williams hasn’t established a pecking order yet.
“I will consider Michigan because I’m open, but hopefully I can go see their facilities and what they have to offer,” he said. “I don’t know much about them at the time, but I’m doing research.”
With signing day still a long way away for the Peach State star, he is currently focused on honing his craft.
“I’m working to close in faster on the receiver,” said Williams. “I am just working on it harder in practice and try to go against faster receivers to see where I need to improve on when I need to close or when I run with them a little then close on them."
Williams plans on visiting Oregon this summer