Lamin on Pack's Radar

Abu Lamin has yet to play a single snap in junior college football, but he already holds nearly a dozen scholarship offers.

Abu Lamin has yet to play a single snap in junior college football, but he already holds nearly a dozen scholarship offers.

Hailing from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Lamin spent three years at South View High School before attending Trinity Christian as a senior. In 2011 he attended a prep school, Gray Military (SC) Academy, for a semester but transferred to Fort Scott (KS) Community College for the spring 2012 semester.

Lamin, who redshirted last fall, is picking up offers based on his practice film and the spring practice workouts from this spring.

"I just can't wait to play in my first game," said Lamin. "I was definitely frustrated when I redshirted last year, and it feels like it's been a long time since I really played.

"But, I think it's a blessing because now I will have three years left to play three when I leave Fort Scott. I'm definitely going to come out and show what I can do this year though. I'm hungry to play... I think I can be an All-American."

Some college coaches may feel the same way. Checking in at 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, Lamin already holds offers from Auburn, Arizona State, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Ball State, Southern Miss, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Oregon State among others.

NC State is a program that is expressing heavy interest.

"NC State just jumped in the mix," Lamin said. "I was expecting to hear from the NC State coaches sooner because they came to one of my first practices and said they were going to recruit me, but I don't think they got my film until now.

"The offensive line coach told me today that he loved my film, and that the defensive line coach loves my film. He said that after they get my transcripts they are definitely going to offer, and I'm supposed to be talking with the defensive line coach tomorrow. So, the offer from them could be official then."

"That would definitely be a big offer," Lamin added. "My mom could come see me play and my family could come see me play. NC State is close to home, and I love the Raleigh area. I have friends at NC State and around there, so that would be a plus."

Lamin, who is being recruited to play nose tackle/defensive tackle by all the colleges, says he is very familiar with the Wolfpack.

"I know a lot about NC State," he said. "They have had a few defensive linemen go through there and have big careers in the NFL, and I know about Earl Wolff. He's from around my area, Fayetteville... he actually went to Hoke County and that's not far from me.

"My interest in NC State is definitely high because they are close to home and they've always been that school... especially back at South View, it seemed like everyone was trying to get in to NC State."

As of now, Lamin maintains that he is wide open and is no rush to make a decision. A mid-year enrollee, he plans on graduating in December and enrolling in the college of his choice in January.

"I did have a top five, but I backed off that," he said. "I'm not going to name a list until I start taking these visits. Right now I have unofficials lined up to Arkansas on June 3rd and another to Nebraska on June 15th. I'm going to be taking official visits during the season and after the season because I'm graduating in December."

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