Junior to Watch: Terrail Lambert
School: Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure
Position: Defensive Back/Running Back
Size and Speed: Lambert stands 5-foot-11, weighs 187 pounds and was timed in the forty at the US Army All-American Combine in 4.43. Lambert also recorded a 32-inch vertical, a 9-foot 9-inch broad jump, benched 185-pounds 12 times, ran the 10-yard dash in 1.59, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43, ran the pro agility in 4.08 and the three-cone drill in 7.31.
Honors: Lambert was selected all-state and all-league. He was also selected MVP at the US Army All-American combine held in San Antonio, Texas held January 4th and 5th, 2003.
Statistics: Lambert racked up 66 tackles, nine tackles for loss, eight pass break-ups, six sacks and fumbles caused. Opponents rarely threw in his area and so he was seldom challenged. He will probably see some action as a running back in 2003. He limited duty, Lambert rushed for 185 yards and one touchdown while averaging an outstanding 13.2 yards per carry.
Favorite Colleges: Lambert has offers from Arizona and Northwestern. Arizona is recruiting Lambert as a corner while Northwestern likes him as an athlete prospect. Saint Bonaventure head coach John Mack let Rivals.com know that UCLA, USC, San Diego State and Notre Dame have called him about his talented defensive back.
Skinny: After toiling in the very large shadows of Lorenzo Booker (FSU) and Whitney Lewis (USC), Lambert carved out a name for himself when he burst onto the scene knocking everyone in attendance out with his stellar combine performance in San Antonio last January.
Lambert’s calling card on the gridiron is his great speed and hitting ability. “When Terrail hits you,” Mack said. “You know you’ve been hit.”
“Lambert has a great burst,” Mack said. “He runs the pro agility drill faster than anyone we have ever had.”
“Athletically Terrail is right there with Lorenzo Booker and Whitney Lewis,” Mack said. “Terrail changes directions faster than anyone we’ve had.”
“The thing that sets Terrail apart is he is excellent in the classroom.”