ND offers 4-star linebacker
On Wednesday, Lamar learned Booker was good for his word.
“My coach told me that I was being offered by Notre Dame,” Lamar said. “I was pretty excited because Notre Dame is a great school, and they’ve been showing me a lot of interest recently. I’ve watched them on television a lot.
“Notre Dame has a great culture. It has great academics and a great tradition behind it. Coach Booker was telling me that if I want to get a good education that’s something Notre Dame will provide me.”
Lamar has a top five of Alabama, Clemson, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee, but he says Notre Dame can still make a push.
“I think they could jump in with that group as long as I get up there to see everything,” Lamar said. “Hopefully, I can get up there this summer.”
The 6-foot-3 ½, 235-pound linebacker plans to major in civil engineering, and education will be important to him as he sifts through schools on list.
“I want to make sure the school has a good engineering program, and I want to feel comfortable on campus,” Lamar said. “I’ll also be considering how each school develops its players.”
Notre Dame is recruiting Lamar to play middle linebacker.
“I move side to side very well and fill the gaps quickly with my speed,” Lamar said. “Even though I’m a big guy, I can move well.”
Lamar will visit Clemson this weekend, but no visit plans are scheduled after that.
Lamar is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 25 outside linebacker in the class of 2016.