UNC Pursuing Miami Speedster

Corvin Lamb not only received a North Carolina scholarship offer, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has also drawn strong praise from Butch Davis.

"[John Blake] told me that Butch Davis said I'm a difference maker," Lamb said. "They said I'm a huge playmaker and I'm the type of athlete that can make big plays on the football field. And hopefully I can make those kinds of plays for North Carolina."

As a sophomore on Miami (Fla.) Northwestern's undefeated, nationally ranked team, Lamb rushed for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries (11.3-yard average). He took over kickoff return duties as a junior and returned five for scores. Also during his junior season he accumulated 203 yards and three touchdowns on 24 rushes (8.5-yard average).

Lamb is known for his speed. He won the 100- and 200-meter dash in the 2008 National AAU Meet and was clocked at 4.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Schuman National Underclassmen Combine, last spring.

In addition to UNC, Lamb has received scholarship offers from Florida International, Kansas State, Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, UNC, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. He is also being heavily recruited by Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

Lamb says he calls Blake "every time [he] gets a chance, each week." Lamb has also had several conversations with Davis.

"They're really talking about getting my ACT scores and then they'll talk about the football program, and letting me know how everything is going up in North Carolina," Lamb said.

UNC is recruiting Lamb as a running back but sees him playing a utility role where he'll be asked to motion out of the backfield and line up wide.

Most schools are recruiting Lamb as a running back, but he is getting some looks at wide receiver.

"I really don't play wide receiver, but I can catch and everything," Lamb said. "So receiver won't be a problem, but I'd rather play the position I've been playing. I am a running back."

Lamb says he doesn't have any favorite schools. He plans on establishing a list of favorite schools sometime between the middle and the end of his senior football season.

Miami has had a lot of success with Northwestern players – the Hurricanes signed eight recruits in 2008 out of Northwestern and have received a verbal commitment from another one for the 2010 class. Regardless, Lamb said he has little interest in the hometown college.

Unless he's selected for an All-American game, Lamb will wait until Signing Day to announce his collegiate destination.

"I'm looking for a school that has great academics, of course, a school that isn't afraid to let me play right away because I have dreams that I'm trying to accomplish, a school that's going to take care of me, and coaches that are going to be there for me," Lamb said.

Lamb, who's only recruiting trip has been to Florida's Junior Day, plans to attend a couple of camps this summer, but said he isn't sure of the destinations.

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