Terrail Lambert Update

He could be the fastest football prospect in the west, and <b>Terrail Lambert</b> has put on a show this spring. With many college programs on him, here's the lastest on his status in regards to UCLA...

Another year at Ventura St. Bonaventure, another top recruit forthe Seraphs. After having Lorenzo Booker and Whitney Lewis on campus the past two years, it's now Terrail Lambert's chance to become the focus of college recruiters.

The 5-10, 190-lb. athlete is one of the nation's fastest prospects, recently clocking a 4.21 forty at the Nike Combine in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.

"Its been pretty good exposure playing here at St. Bonaventure. A lot of coaches have come by the campus and they know about us," said Lambert. "My cousin Lorenzo (Booker) went through this and he talks to me all the time about how overwhelming it can get. He just tells me how to carry myself and how it was from his point of view."

Lambert's top four schools are Michigan, USC, Notre Dame and Florida State, with Michigan being his childhood favorite.

USC just offered last week, to go along with offers from Northwestern, San Diego State and Oregon State. "I grew up watching Michigan, they were really the first team I watched. I definitely want to take an official visit there."

As for UCLA, Lambert is taking somewhat of a wait-and-see approach. "I went to one of UCLA's spring practice, and I liked their defense. They flew to the ball. I was fortunate enough to meet Coach Dorrell and Coach Kerr. With Coach Dorrell, wow! I have liked what I have seen so far. I know he is a new addition though, so I want to evaluate him and the team, just like they would evaluate me."

According to Lambert, UCLA hasn't, though, showed him much interest as of yet, but he's been given an indication from the St. Bonaventure coaches that that will change with UCLA.

While Lambert has primarily played linebacker at St. Bonaventure, he knows his ideal position in college will be in the secondary. He said, "I'll probably play corner in college, but I could play some safety. I'll have a good idea of where I project in college right before I go away."

With Booker going to Florida to school, Lambert knows he has someone to lean on when leaving the state. "I believe that no matter where you go, you can make it a fun situation for yourself. It doesn't really matter where you go. Distance won't be a factor for me. I know my mom would like me to stay local, but she also wants what is best for me."

For now, Lambert is focusing on winning his fourth straight CIF title at St. Bonaventure, while still relishing the victory of last year. "For a long time, every one said we couldn't beat the big boys, then we did. My feeling is that if you are a well-disciplined team, you will win, even if other teams are more talented. They say that De La Salle isn't always as talented as everyone, but they are well-coached and well-disciplined, and that's why they never lose."

Lambert said he plans to wait until February to make his decision. "I want to take all of my trips, see the best fit for me and make my decision then," he said.

He has a 3.4 GPA, scored an 880 on his SAT, but will take it again to get over a 1000 ("to make my mom happy").


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