"The OL was not blocking at all, and our QB was not able to get the ball off," recalled the well spoken Lamar Scruggs. "You have to give it to Niceville though. They played a great game, but we shot ourselves in the foot too. It hurts. I am not going to lie."
nationally rated receiver had over 800 receiving yards and 11 TD's on 38 catches
for the season.
"I think my speed got a lot better. I worked hard
on my speed in the offseason and it paid off. I was able to separate better from
Scruggs has had schools in and out of his "favorite
list" all throughout the recruiting process, but Lamar feels like he has
settled on five.
"I am going to visit Ole Miss on January 16th and
Illinois on January 23rd. I am also going to visit Florida, South Florida, and
South Carolina. I just do not know when yet."
Ole Miss was on and
off of Scruggs' list throughout the recruiting process. What put them over the
top to make the final cut?
"I like Ole Miss a lot. I like how they
finished in the SEC. They have a real good QB who has a couple of years left.
They seem like they are an up and coming team. I want to get on their wagon."
has had a lot of success in the state of Florida since coach Dish was added to
"They were the first team to offer me, and I like Coach
Dish a lot. They also play a lot of Florida guys, and a lot of them played a lot
their first year. They have a good young QB . I do not know much about Illinois,
really, but I will learn more on my visit."
What will Scruggs be keying
in on while he is on his official visits?
"I will look at their academics,
a good family atmosphere, and where I can come in and make a big impact."
Spurrier is a big draw for Lamar.
"I like Spurrier. He runs the pro
style offense. They are kind of having a hard time with finding a QB, but I think
they will get that figured out soon. I just like their program. They are having
a good recruiting class too. They might be pretty good in the future."
of the instate finalist plans to play Scruggs at TE.
"Florida is talking
about putting me at tight end, but they are going to use me like Cornelius Ingram.
I do not want to play tight end, but they use their tight end like a wide receiver.
You stand up so I do not mind doing that. I have been talking to Coach Gonzales
a few times. I like Florida too."
South Florida has been showing the
North/South All-Star selection a lot of love.
"They have been recruiting
me hard. I really do not know much about them, but they run a pro style offense.
They spread you out, go four wide, and run a lot of deep routes. I love to go
deep too. They also have a good young QB that will be a sophomore."
school needs Lamar the most?
"I would say Ole Miss and South Carolina.
Both of them are constantly calling everyday and sending a lot of mail. Illinois
too but all of them really."
Is there one coach that Scruggs feels
like he has built a special bond with?
"Coach Dickerson from Ole Miss
is a good guy. He is real down to earth, and I can talk to him about anything.
But Coach Dish (Illinois) is really cool too. I can talk to him about anything
from girlfriends to school to anything. But really, I have a good relationship
with all of them."
'I am ready to get on OM's wagon'
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