No. 7-rated MLB Discusses Trip to Rutgers

Scout.com's No. 7-rated middle linebacker in the 2012 class, Timber Creek Regional High's (Erial, N.J.) Quanzell Lambert, was on campus Saturday to check out spring practice and speak with the coaching staff. ScarletReport.com caught up with Lambert to get his thoughts on the visit, which began early in the day.

For those wondering about Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) linebacker Quanzell Lambert's interest in Rutgers, he said his latest trip to the home-state school should show he is serious about the Scarlet Knights.

With Rutgers practicing in the morning during the week, the first good opportunity prospects had to visit the campus for a spring practice came Saturday morning, and the four-star Lambert was there early to sit in on meetings.

"I was able to talk to the coaching staff," Lambert said. "I was up there for the meetings. They go after a lot of things fast (in the meetings), and there are a lot of plays. There are a lot of different formations."

The 6-foot-2, 244-pound Lambert is rated as the nation's No. 7 middle linebacker by Scout.com after a junior season in which he made 112 tackles and registered eight sacks.

He holds offers from approximately 20 schools, including Rutgers, Alabama, Penn State and South Carolina, and he spoke to the Scarlet Knights coaching staff about how he would be used in their defense.

"They said I would be one of their main guys on defense," Lambert said. "They like the way I play, and they said they liked my speed."

The discussions and meetings weren't the only part of the trip Lambert enjoyed. He spent much of his time watching the linebackers at practice.

"I really liked the speed of practice and the intensity of it," Lambert said. "I learned how to scoop a football the proper way. Usually, when it's bobbling around, you kick it."

Lambert said he doesn't have a timetable for making a decision.


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