Carson (Calif.) has traditionally been one of the top programs in the Los Angeles city section and shocked many a year ago defeating heavily favored Dorsey and Venice to win the city championship. The top prospect on next year's squad will be hard hitting linebacker Lamar Brumfield who should be one of the top overall players in the area.
Brumfield, 6-2, 215 pounds attended the Nike combine at USC last year and showed a nice combination of size, quickness and cover skills. As a junior, Brumfield put up big numbers totaling 91 tackles, three quarterback sacks, four interceptions, and had one fumble recovery for a touchdown. The athlete earned all-city, all-league and second team all-state Underclass honors or his efforts.
On the recruiting front, Brumfield is still waiting for his first offer, but is hearing from USC, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Illinois, Washington State and West Point.
“I’d have to say USC is my favorite right now,” Brumfield said. “I like the aggressive style of defense they play, and I know they have a need for linebackers. I also like LSU, Cal, Arizona, and Florida, that would be my top five. I’m looking for a program where I’d fit in the best and I can get some early playing time.”
Academically, Brumfield is carrying a 3.0 GPA and has yet to take the SAT. He'll attend the Nike Camp in San Diego as well as USC's summer camp and the Beyond 2000 camp.