After producing two top prospects in the Class of 2011, Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek may have one of the top recruits in New Jersey for the Class of 2012. Linebacker Quanzell Lambert continues to reel in the offers, and last weekend had a chance to showcase his abilities at the Army All-American Combine.
"It was a good experience to get out and meet other great athletes," said Lambert, who is 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds. "I think I performed well."
Aside from performing well at the Combine, Lambert also turned plenty of heads during his junior season. The result is a number of early offers.
"Recruiting is going pretty well so far," said Lambert. "It's moving at a good pace for me."
Central Florida was Lambert's most recent offer, and they joined previous offers from South Carolina, Nebraska, Rutgers, Iowa, Louisville, Purdue, Northwestern, NC State, Pittsburgh and Maryland. One of these schools has been keeping close tabs on Lambert ,and in turn he will repay the interest this weekend.
"Rutgers has come by, since they are the closest to my school," said Lambert. "My coaches say that they drop by for some updates. I'm going to the Rutgers Junior Day, and later I will take many more visits."
While he is still in the process of trying to set up these other visits, he does have a few in mind.
"Nebraska, Northwestern and Louisville, but some others may be hard," said Lambert. "I'm looking for academics first, then a good program and coaches I can trust."
On the field this fall, Lambert finished with 115 total tackles, 84 solo tackles, eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
"I played pretty well on my part and did the best that I could," said Lambert. "As a team we finished 5-5. I had a great year with all of my teammates. We all played hard and I couldn't ask for anymore out of those guys."