ROSWELL, Ga. – After eight weeks of regular season play, senior linebacker Tre Lamar and the Roswell Hornets are the owners of a perfect 8-0 record. With a playoff trip on the horizon, Lamar is keeping his emotions checked before an upcoming game against Cherokee (4-4) this Friday.
“It’s going really well so far,” Lamar told Today’s U. “Everyone is really hopeful around the program. The season has been going great.”
Listed at 6’4” and 240-pounds, Lamar quite clearly has the size necessary to play college football. On tape, he maintains a low center of gravity at all times by sinking his hips and exploding through his tackles.
“I made some improvements over the offseason,” Lamar said. “I feel like it’s really shown up.”
According to 247Sports.com, Lamar is ranked as the No. 8 senior inside linebacker in the nation. He’s also listed as a 4-star prospect by each of the major recruiting services at inside linebacker, although the standout recruit has experience at each linebacker position.
“I’ve played them all, but I’m more comfortable in the middle,” Lamar said. “I’m a physical linebacker who plays downhill and can go from sideline to sideline.”
As of right now, Lamar has just under 40 known collegiate scholarship offers to his name. Many of college football’s traditional power programs are represented on Lamar’s offer sheet including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Michigan. With many schools in pursuit, the Georgia recruit discussed his recruiting process before committing to Clemson over the summer.
“I took a lot of visits,” Lamar said. “I definitely made my rounds to teams to see which college I liked the best. I think I really did [my recruitment] justice and did well. I went to Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Georgia, Georgia Tech, obviously Clemson and some other schools too like Duke. I made it out to a lot of different schools.”
When asked what made Clemson stand above the field, Lamar identified one key factor that made his decision to commit to the Tigers a simple decision.
“I just have great relationships with that program,” Lamar said. “Just the feeling around it and the atmosphere is something I really liked and I feel like the people down there, I feel comfortable there.”
Over the summer, Lamar took a visit to Clemson, a trip that turned into a success for both the Tigers’ coaching staff and the rising senior prospect.
“When I went to the ‘All-In’ Cookout the day I committed,” Lamar explained. “It summed up all of my experiences at Clemson. Just with the family aspect, everyone smiling and having a good time, you really feel the atmosphere and feel how much the players love being at Clemson and how comfortable everyone was. That really summed up my experience at Clemson.”
Despite a flight of programs gunning for the Clemson commit, Lamar says he is unsure of what his official visit schedule looks like outside of the Tigers.
“Right now I only have my official to Clemson,” Lamar said. “I haven’t decided if I will take any other ones.”
At the end of the day, Lamar is already pretty certain which factors will predicate his college decision and the 4-star prospect shared his thought process.
“I feel like a strong Civil Engineering program or an Engineering program in general,” Lamar said. “Good relationships with the coaches and just a good, comfortable feeling. Then also a defense that I can see myself fitting in.”
Click here for a link to Lamar’s midseason highlight tape.