Lamb brothers weigh-in on recruiting

At some high schools National Signing day is just another day. At others it's something that you take part in every once in a while. At Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida they may as well declare National Signing day a school holiday. The Trojans of Lincoln have multiple players signing college scholarships year after year after year.

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The class of 2007 looks to be a banner crop for Lincoln. There could be as many as ten players sign division one football scholarships in this year's class. Four players have already made their college commitments; Justin Footman to Marshall, Rickey McGee to Troy, Michael Slade to Auburn and Karlin Brown to Mississippi State.

A pair of brothers, Tim and Xavier Lamb, will certainly have a place at the signing table alongside their talented teammates come signing day. Tim is a very talented defensive tackle who tallied fifty-eight stops in 2005 along with four sacks. Xavier, the younger of the two brothers, has developed a reputation as a linebacker with a mean streak. Xavier also spends some time lining up in the fullback position, but is getting looks from colleges as a linebacker.

Xavier has drawn some heavy praise from Lincoln recruiting Coach Tony Collins. In an earlier interview, Coach Collins called Xavier a "Vilma type" linebacker. Apparently several other coaches agree with Collins' appraisal.

"Alabama, Louisville, USF, Illinois, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Troy have offered me and a few more," said Xavier.

Xavier states that he is interested in most of those schools and a few more SEC schools that have not offered yet including LSU, Auburn and Tennessee.

The brothers Lamb have committed to staying together throughout their college days and Tim was quick to reinforce that point.

"We are going to stay together. Pretty much all of those schools that offered me have offered Tim," said Xavier. "We will be able to decide on something together."

Sometimes a clear indicator of a prospect's interest is his camp plans, but the talented brothers have no plans to visit any campuses this summer or attend any camps. One important factor in the Lambs' choice will be geography.

"I want to stay close to home. Somewhere like Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi or Louisiana just somewhere in the Southeast," explained Xavier.

With so many high school teammates going to play ball at the next level there is a possibility the package deal could grow beyond two players.

"We have talked about it and some of the guys have talked about some of us staying together and going to Auburn," reported Xavier.

Older brother Tim agrees that playing with another teammate would be an additional benefit to schools in the running.

"More than likely I will end up playing with another one of my teammates, so that could play a major part in it," said Tim.

At this point, Tim is the more heavily recruited of the two brothers, but with the two wanting to play together some schools may eliminate themselves.

"I am at twenty offers now. Mississippi State made number twenty. Pretty much all of the schools in the SEC have offered me except Florida. I have offers from all over," said Tim. "My brother and I are going to play together in college, so we will have to look at all of that when the time comes."

With so many schools offering both brothers, there will certainly be several discussions over the next several months about potential favorites. As of now, no school has an early lead.

"All of the schools are all even right now. We have not even started breaking our list down yet," explained Tim.

While a situation like the one that Lambs find themselves in is not unique, it is a bit more daunting because the likes and dislikes of both brothers will have to be taken in to account. As of now, there appears to be no timetable for a decision and certainly not at an early commitment.

Tim explains, "Me and my brother are going to sit down with my parents and some of our coaches and make a decision. We are probably going to take all of our visits before deciding on anything. It will be after the season for sure."

Stay with for the latest developments in the Lamb brothers' college decision.

Steve Robertson is a staff member of Dawgs' Bite, Powered by website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

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