Lambert Sets NU Official

MOORESTOWN, N.J. -- Four-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert of Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) knows the five schools he will visit officially, and he has the dates set. Following a big weekend win against Moorestown High, he spoke to about his visit schedule, his time frame for making a decision and much more.

MOORESTOWN, N.J. – If there were another way around it, Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) four-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert may not cram most of his official visits around and between his football schedule. However, in talking to the five schools he will visit, and wanting to experience a game day atmosphere when possible, the 6-foot-2, 235-pound Lambert didn't see any other way.

Lambert has official visits set to Northwestern (Oct. 8), Iowa (Oct. 15), Nebraska (Oct. 29), Alabama (Dec. 9) and Oklahoma, which he wasn't sure on the date. A sixth school, Rutgers, is also high on his list, and he said he will spend time there to make it like a sixth official visit.

"I definitely wish I could take (the visits) after the season because I want to focus on high school football right now because this is where it all starts," he said. "I can't go to college without playing high school football.

"It's a process, and I'm blessed to have it. During the season, I'm definitely (setting up the visits) so I won't miss any practices. So, it works out on both parts."

Lambert is not claiming any leaders, and he said academics will play an enormous role in his decision.

Lambert didn't rule out making an announcement at the Jan. 3, 2012, Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, but he knows the decision won't be soon.

"Definitely after the season," he said. "It depends how fast everything goes and how I feel. It will be after all my official visits, so it could be set. It might even be before the (bowl game)."

The schedule Lambert set up for his visits will be taxing because it is set within the framework of the season.

As for the season, Friday's 30-19 win against Moorestown moved Timber Creek to a 3-0. Lambert made eight tackles, forced a fumble and recovered it.

"It definitely wasn't my game," he said. "I just played my part and we went out there and won as a team."

Timber Creek needed to rebound from a rocky start in which Moorestown returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, then recovered an onside kick on the next play. But Timber Creek rallied for the win against one of New Jersey's top 25 teams, which added to the post-game excitement.

"It wasn't too big of a rival, but it was definitely a game we wanted to win," Lambert said. "Coming out against a ranked team, we came out pretty pumped."

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