Coward likes Arkansas

Katy Mayde Creek defensive back Lamar Coward has started seeing interest from a few coaches on the Division I level. And now with a stellar junior season behind him, he looks to start seeing the fruition of his hard work. TPI caught up with Coward to get this recruiting update.

Postseason play for the Katy Mayde Creek football team has recently come to a close, and cornerback Lamar Coward is focused on other sports as well as football recruiting. After a solid junior season in the Rams' defensive backfield, the 5-10, 165-pound Coward has started to get interest from a couple of Division I programs.

"Right now I am hearing from Northwestern, Arkansas, and McNeese State," Coward said. "I am getting hand-written letters from Northwestern and Arkansas. With McNeese, I think they want to me to play both football and basketball."

At the moment, Coward favors the Razorbacks and feels like that is somewhere he would like to play. 

"It is a program that is not too far and they produce a lot of great football players," Coward said. "I was invited to go to a few games this season, but was unable to go. I plan to go down there some time in December. They run the zone man and I am familiar with that because we do that here."

Coward is also open to the opportunity at Northwestern as well.

"It is an academic school and they have a pretty good football team," Coward said. 

This past season Coward recorded 69 tackles, two interceptions, and more than 15 pass break ups. With 4.44 40-yard speed, Coward spoke on what he feels are his strengths as an athlete.

"I think it is the way I break on the ball and my speed," Coward said. "I bait wide receivers a lot, play smart, and read my keys."

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