Wake Leads For Elite Florida Speedster

When it comes to football, everyone knows that speed kills. One player that has plenty of it is 5'9, 175 pound Hillsborough, Florida running back Lindsey Lamar. DeaconSports.com caught up with Lamar to get his thoughts on the recruiting process and the Wake Forest program.

It is safe to say Lindsey Lamar is fast. With a personal best of 10.35 in the 100 meters and a sub 4.4 forty, it is easy to see why colleges have taken notice. Not only is Lamar a track star, he is a big-time football player.

Lamar had 1,000 yards rushing last season with eight touchdowns and a eight yard per carry average. On the field, he has a nice combination of vision, speed and surprising power. When asked about his strengths as a running back in addition to his speed, Lamar responded: "Even though I am not the biggest back, I make the first guy miss and run hard. I try to make sure it takes more than one guy to tackle me."

Needless to say, Lamar's play has has been getting a lot of interest recently. "The process has been real smooth so far," said Lamar. "At times it can get a bit hectic but for the most part I have enjoyed it." Lamar has a double digit offer sheet that continues to grow. "I have offers from Wake, Duke, USF, West Virginia, FSU, Michigan, Louisville, Boston College, Iowa State, and a few others," he noted.

Lamar notes that he has a single leader at this point in his recruitment and had plenty of good things to say about that team. "Wake is number one with me right now," he said. "I like the fact that it is a private school with high academics. Also, they like smaller, faster running backs in their system. They also have real nice facilities and the coaches are telling me I am number one on their list which is good to hear."

When asked what the main factors would be in his decision, Lamar responded that there would be several major decision points. "I am looking at academics, the chance to play early, as well as how many running backs a team has offered. Also, campus life and the overall environment will be important. Just wherever I feel the most love from the coaching staff."

Lamar said he plans to visit Wake during his season and does not plan on making a decision until then. He has also been told by the Wake coaches that they would be fine with him running track in college also which is what he would like to do. Lamar also stated that he feels his high school team will be very good this season and their goal is to make the state playoffs and go as far as possible. Lamar will also be competing in an upcoming Junior Olympic track meet.


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