RU in running for Fla. RB

Rutgers' success recruiting in South Florida is well documented, and the Scarlet Knights are hoping the trend continues with a running back from Miami. He is being recruited by Rutgers, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Nebraska, Central Florida and South Florida. Lamb talks about an unofficial visit to Rutgers in the summer, what role he will play in college and also when a decision is coming.

The pipeline from South Florida to New Jersey is well established, and Rutgers is hoping Miami Northwestern running back Corvin Lamb is another who uses it.

Lamb is being recruited by a few handfuls of schools, and is in the process of determining who will get official visits. He said the combination of Rutgers' success recruiting in Florida, the upswing of the program and his familiarity with it are why the Scarlet Knights are looking good for an official visit.

"(Receivers) coach Brian Jenkins, we have a good friendship and we talk a lot,'' Lamb said. "I know they're rising up and trying to take it to the next level. They are a program with a lot of determination, and they are real family oriented.''

Lamb, who holds a Rutgers offer, was on the New Jersey campus in the summer for an unofficial visit, along with Miami Northwestern receiver Michaelee Harris.

An injury to Harris prevented him from participating in Rutgers' camp, but he was able to meet with the coaching staff and get a feel for the campus.

Currently, Rutgers is talking to Lamb regularly, as are a number of other schools.

The 5-foot-10,185-pounder said recruiters say they want to use him in the same way Florida used Percy Harvin, which means Lamb would line in the backfield, the slot and also wide as a receiver.

"If they throw it to me, I'll catch it,'' Lamb said. "They have thrown me a couple of passes this season.''

Lamb, who plays for the same school that produced current Rutgers senior receiver Tim Brown, said he likes "LSU a lot,'' but he is not hearing as much from the Tigers as he is from Rutgers, Nebraska, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Kansas State, Central Florida and South Florida.

"I'm going to be setting up my visits soon, and I'm kind of hearing from Mississippi State a lot,'' Lamb said. "They're calling me twice a week, three times a week. I like Mississippi State. I may end up taking a visit. They keep telling me they are going to use me like Percy Harvin.''

Lamb also said he remains interested in North Carolina, Nebraska, South Florida, Kansas State and Central Forida.

He will take some visits during the season, but he expects the recruiting process to take a while.

"I'll probably make my decision on signing day,'' Lamb said. "It's being patient. I'm not going only for football, but also academics. You have to plan for your whole life.''

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