4-Star Lambert Updates His Recruitment

Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) four-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert is one of the state's most sought-after, non-committed players. He spoke to ScarletReport.com about the bevy of Rutgers' commitments, and where his recruitment stands.

One of the few slots Rutgers still needs to fill in its recruiting class is at middle linebacker, and it so happens one of the highest-rated players at the position resides in South Jersey.

And while the 6-foot-2, 240-pound four-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert is not taking many visits nor is he scheduling any – aside from a Friday Night Lights trip to Florida as a side venture while taking part in the Gridiron Kings this weekend at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – he has taken notice on the way the Scarlet Knights' recruiting class is developing.

"I see what is happening," Lambert said. "I know they got a few players, but I try not to pay too much attention to it."

Lambert holds a few dozen offers, but acknowledged he is "laying now" in the recruiting process since Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) just became workouts to get ready for training camp in four weeks.

"I talk to Rutgers, Alabama Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Northwestern and Florida," Lambert said. "I haven't been able to call as many coaches lately because we just started practicing, so when I get home it's pretty late."

Lambert, who added former Timber Creek Regional teammate Quinton Alston isn't talking to him about joining him at Iowa, isn't thinking about official visits.

He said it "hasn't crossed my mind" about whether he will take an official visit to Rutgers either in the fall or after his season.

In fact, his current focus is on the Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 event.

"I'm looking forward to the competition, competing against (the best talent) and learning something new," Lambert said. "I know some other people going. It's a great opportunity to show I can compete with other top 150 guys."

Lambert added he has no leaders – "I'm pretty much neutral right now," he said – but is looking forward to his trip to Gainesville, Fla., to see the Gators program.

"I'm going to get to (the University of) Florida since I'm going to be in Florida for Friday Night Lights, "he said. "I know it's a barbecue, and other kids are there, and they compete."

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