The following information was revealed during our interview with Lamark Armour:
What is your current height, weight, and forty time? "I am 6' 3 1/2",
230, and I ran a 4.58 at the All-Star combine."
Current bench press, squat, and vertical? "350, 450, and 36"."
Which school do you attend? "Hunters Lane (Class 5A)."
Which position are you being recruited for the next level? "Defensive end."
What were your stats for the 2004 campaign? "I had 89 tackles, 32 for losses,
and 12 sacks."
Any awards? "I was named Lineman of the Year in Nashville by Coca Cola.
I was also named All-City, All-Region, and 2nd Team All-State."
Which colleges have offered you a scholarship? "Ole Miss, Tennessee, Kentucky,
and Marshall, but I committed to Ole Miss today."
Did you visit Ole Miss over the weekend? "Yes sir. I am on my way back
Why did you choose Ole Miss? "I have always been very interested in Ole
Miss. I liked their new staff and facilities. It is all new. They are all about
defense. I really liked it down there. I do not know, it is just how they treat
you. It is nothing but a family thing, you know. Once you are in, you are in.
And besides, they stuck with me from day one."
Will you take anymore visits? "No sir, I am about to call my coach and
tell them to cancel my Kentucky and Tennessee visits. I was suppose to go to
Kentucky on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then I was going to Tennessee this weekend."
Who was the first school to start recruiting you? "Tennessee, but I had
a 15 on my ACT test. I had a 2.8 GPA, but I was still a non-qualifier. They
told me they were not going to offer me until I made my score. Then Ole Miss
started calling me last fall. They told me I had an offer no matter what. Kentucky
and Marshall told me the same thing. Then about a month ago, I made a 20 on
the ACT. Coach Fulmer (Tennessee) came over and offered me, but it really did
not sit too well with me. I mean, now these people want me when I already have
everything in place. I was like, Ole Miss, they were with me when times were
rough, so I was like, if I like it on my visit, I am going to commit. I went
down there this weekend and it was better than I could have even imagined. I
loved it at Ole Miss, and Coach Orgeron is going to help prepare me for the
What about Marshall and Kentucky? They stayed with you too, right? "Yea,
but I just think Ole Miss is the right place for me. I appreciate them sticking
with me, but I can only go to one school."
Lamark carries a 2.8 GPA and a 20 on the ACT.
Rebels land Nashville's Lineman of the Year
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