Although junior day at Alabama wasn't scheduled to begin until 11 a.m. Saturday, Jesup, (Ga.) Wayne County quarterback Greyson Lambert showed up at 10.
Suffice to say, he's glad he beat the crowd.
"I got there early, and talked a lot to Coach [Nick] Saban," Lambert said. "We talked about my recruitment and how it was going. And we talked about how his recruiting was going. We also talked about the quarterback position at Alabama and those types of deals. It was the first time my dad got to talk to him in person. He had only talked to him on the phone."
Lambert, a member of the Rivals250 to watch for 2012, had been to Tuscaloosa before. He attended three games at Alabama last season.
But this trip was different.
According to Lambert, two things stood out, the first being his one-on-one chat with Saban.
"He's a great man," Lambert said. "And he's a game-changer."
Additionally, Lambert enjoyed his tour of the campus.
"I liked how Alabama's academic support structure is," Lambert said. "I like how they have a computer lab, study hall and all that right where the players actually stay, where the dorms are. It's all right there together. The resources are all kind of centered in that building."
While in Tuscaloosa, Lambert also spent time with Tide offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jim McElwain.
"We talked about what I'm doing and what Alabama is doing," Lambert said. "We talked about some things I could take home from what they're doing in the weightroom."
As of now, Lambert appears to be fairly open.
"I guess you could say the four schools that have offered I like a lot," Lambert said.
Besides Alabama, that list includes Clemson, Georgia and North Carolina State. More offers could be on the way. According to Lambert, "Arkansas, Florida State and Miami are showing me a lot more personal kind of interest."
In addition to Alabama, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound Lambert also has been to junior days at Florida and Georgia. He's hoping to take unofficial visits to FSU and Miami this spring.
"They're all trying to say the same things," Lambert said. "All three I've been to were great in academics. They're all about the same."