4-star Lambert Ready to Focus on Recruiting

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- Four-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert's track season is over, which means he will spend the next six weeks focused on recruiting. The Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) standout already is familiar with the Rutgers, but what other schools will he visit? And what is he saying about Rutgers and trimming his list? Find out inside.

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- With track season over a sixth place finisher's medal in hand after his shot put performance at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, four-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert is ready to focus on recruiting.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Lambert holds dozens of offers, including one from Rutgers, a place he has been to several times. He was set to visit last weekend, but a traffic jam forced him to turn around.

Still, he thinks highly of the Scarlet Knights.

"Rutgers is definitely a great school," Lambert said. "I can say they're going to be a big deal in the process and I'm still looking at them. I haven't been able to reach out to many coaches during my track season because I've been focused on that, but now since it's over, I'm definitely going to be calling a lot of coaches that think I don't have interest, but I do have interest."

Lambert is in the process of setting up visits to other schools, but nothing is finalized.

"I'm trying to get down to Florida since they recently offered, and hit some schools in the south, and West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama," he said. "I'm going to try to set something up for the Midwest with Nebraska and maybe others."

Lambert's track season ended Monday at the MOC, where his throw of 54 feet, 11 inches, was good for sixth place. And while he likes the track aspect, he said the training helps with his football.

"It's a great workout for football for explosion, and it's good for my team," Lambert said. "We have a great track team, so I just came out to perform. My main focus is during the season, but I can't lie. Sometimes during football season a couple of guys go out and throw a little bit because it's a sport I also think I'm good at. I definitely like it."

Lambert plans on trimming his list in the fall, and talked about whether Rutgers will make the cut.

"Honestly, only time will tell," he said. "But I think they've got a good chance."

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