Lamot having a huge season

Ali Lamot is having a huge season and the Wake Forest coaches have to be happy about that. The Demon Deacons accepted a commitment from Lamot in June when he wasn't exactly a widely-known recruit. This year he's filling up the stat sheet as well as anyone in the state on the defensive side of the ball.

Prior to last week Eastern Alamance was sporting a perfect 5-0 record. They dropped their first game against Northern Guilford on Friday but things are still looking up.

Lamot is doing his part and there's no doubt about that. "I've got about 10 sacks and almost 50 tackles," he told DeaconSports.

Nearly two sacks per game isn't bad even if it's just at the high school level. Lamot said he's at 6'5 and between 215-220 pounds now so he's been bulking up and working his way towards a college playing weight in the hopes of getting on the field early. All that work is paying off right now with incredible production.

Interestingly enough Lamot is actually focusing less on sacks than he was before. "I'm just letting that come to me," he said. "I'm playing the run a lot more and playing a lot more balanced. Last year I was just going for sacks. It seems to be going well."

Wake's coaches may have Lamot in the fold, at least with a verbal commitment, but they stay in regular contact. Maybe just in case other schools start sniffing around.

"Coach Jackson is the outside linebackers coach and the coach that's recruiting me. I keep in contact with him," Lamot pointed out.

Lamot and Jackson already know each other well but they're going to be much closer in the years ahead as that will be his position coach. Lamot said he's already slated to play outside linebacker in the Deacs' 3-4 look.

The senior from Mebane took some time out of his busy schedule to trek to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest's game against North Carolina earlier this fall.

"It was a real exciting atmosphere there. There were a lot of other recruits and commits and the game and we all enjoyed it. It really was a nice atmosphere and I could get used to play in front of that," he said.

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