Linebacker Prospect Lamar Brumfield

6-2 <b>Lamar Brumfield</b> was instrumental in Carson High's City Section Championship as a junior, which got him noticed, and now he's hearing from the Pac-10, the Big Ten and more...

When Carson (Calif.) High won the CIF City Section title in 2003, much of the press fell to the outstanding senior class the Colts had. But a junior who made major contributions to Carson was linebacker/tight end Lamar Brumfield (6-2, 215) who excelled at linebacker for the Colts.

His junior year saw him garner 93 tackles (second on the team), four interceptions, a pair of forced fumbles and fumble recoveries, four sacks and a touchdown.

This year, he'll again man the middle for Carson on defense, though he knows when he goes to college, outside becomes his destination.

"I can play both, but I want to play on the outside," Brumfield said. "I'm more of a pass coverage type backer. I can rush the quarterback, but I'd rather drop in to coverage, cover the slot."

Where his college destination will be remains to be seen, but he has a strong list of suitors, as well as a top four. "I'm hearing from all of the Pac-10, Illinois, LSU, Florida, Fresno State and Kansas State. My top schools are USC, Washington, Florida and UCLA," said Brumfield.

Brumfield is in no hurry to make a decision. "I'll take some trips before deciding anyway. I don't have any offers yet, but some schools say they are close to offering me. I'll just check out all of my options first."

Brumfield has tested fairly well between the Nike Camp and Adidas Camp. He has been clocked at a 4.7 forty, a 4.4 shuttle and a 31-inch vertical.

He plans to attend the Nike Camp at Stanford, as well as a USC team camp, but the rest of his camp schedule is up in the air.

With Carson losing a handful of starters, including Chet Sanders, Norris Malele and Elisha Mueller, Brumfield is poised to take over the leadership of the Colts.

"We lost some guys, but we'll still be pretty good. We just want to go out and defend our City Championship. I'm going to lead by example this season," said Brumfield. Brumfield has a 3.16 GPA and will take the SAT on June 5th.


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