One of the more impressive prospects earlier this year at the Scout.com combine held in Charlotte was Charlotte (NC) Butler offensive lineman Kendal Lamm. Although somewhat raw, he has an impressive frame and more than held his own in one on one drills. NC State is keeping a close eye on his progress as he goes through his senior season. Whether the Wolfpack will ultimately offer is still unknown.
What appears certain, however, is that the Pack would have a leg up on the competition if they were to put that offer out. The 6-5, 247-pound lineman is very high on the Wolfpack, though they haven't offered, and he was in Raleigh recently to take in State's second game of the year.
"Yes, I was there," he confirmed to Pack Pride in a recent interview. "Actually it was a great trip. The atmosphere was real nice and I enjoyed the game, even though it was a blowout. I'm actually making another trip out there when they play Pitt in a couple of weeks.
"Overall the trip went really well. I was impressed with the facilities. Of course, I've been up there a couple of times and every time I go up there I feel at home.
"I talked to the offensive line coach and the coach that's recruiting me -- the tight ends' coach, Jim Bridge. He was saying he'll be at my school in two weeks and he'll try to watch one of our games soon. The offensive line coach just said it was good to see me and he hopes I enjoyed the game."
Lamm did not talk to head coach Tom O'Brien while he was in Raleigh. He said the staff is still in the process of evaluating him, and he doesn't know exactly where they stand on all of that.
"I'm also hoping to take a trip out to Louisville at some point," he said. "I want to visit Georgia, too. Appalachian State has offered, so I'd like to go there, and Marshall, too. Another I'd like to visit is East Carolina."
Who would his favorites be at this point in time?
"I'd say it would have to be NC State and East Carolina. With NC State, I really like how the school is laid out and I like the academics. You can tell they put a lot of emphasis on academics. It's very family-oriented, too.
"One thing I like about both of them is the coaches. I really like the facilities at East Carolina. I like the layout of the town, the scenery and everything like that."
Through three games, Butler was off to an undefeated start with an impressive win in their third game over Richmond County.