Lambert Remains Solidly Committed

Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert affirmed tonight that he does not plan on going anywhere but Rutgers next season.

Rutgers linebacker commit Quanzell Lambert was as surprised as anybody when people began approaching him about decommitting from Rutgers.

Lambert, who committed to Rutgers two weeks ago, denied any consideration of wavering from his decision to become a Scarlet Knight.

"There are no 'ifs' about me going to Rutgers," Lambert said. "I'm signing there in February."

Lambert said talks began around him because he has had conversations with coaches from other schools since committing to Rutgers, but only because he built strong relationships with others during the recruiting process. The conversations, he said, were not football related.

Lambert chose Rutgers in a final three that included Iowa and Nebraska.

After his commitment, Lambert said Rutgers offered the chance to play close to home and represent New Jersey, which no other school could.

"It's a great program and I can get my degree (in engineering)," Lambert said when he committed. "That's one of the main things. They practice in the morning so I can pursue my career in engineering and it won't interfere with practice. That was one of the biggest factors in the decision."

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