Thursday has been a hectic day at Rutgers for everyone involved with the program, including all of the Class of 2012 recruits. One of the players feeling the sudden departure of Coach Greg Schiano is four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert of Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek. Lambert is still in the process of trying to figure out what is best for him.
Coach Rob Hinson of Timber Creek has been alongside Lambert throughout his recruiting process and gave an update on his star linebacker.
"He said he hasn't de-committed from Rutgers," said Coach Hinson. "He's spoken to some other commits and possible commits and they're all in a wait and see attitude."
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However, today's situation may cause a delay in Lambert's signing.
"Currently he doesn't plan to sign on Signing Day," said Coach Hinson, who mentioned that while a number of schools have been in contact with him and Lambert today, he has no official visits planned for this weekend.
After the initial news of Coach Schiano leaving, Lambert did have a chance to speak to the coaching staff.
"I think he talked with Coach Galiano for a little," said Coach Hinson. "They have a good relationship. Coach was just reassuring of the kind of school Rutgers is."
Along with Lambert, Coach Hinson also has a stockyard full of talented juniors, including Greg Webb, Dajaun Drennon and Myles Nash.
"They didn't react favorably, but they weren't upset either," said Coach Hinson. "They like Rutgers, but they have a long way to go in the process."
Finally, Coach Hinson gave his own thoughts on Coach Schiano's move to the NFL.
"Initially I was surprised because of the closeness to Signing Day, but I don't begrudge him for pursuing his dream, if that was the case," said Coach Hinson. "I didn't want to see my kid hurt, but I understand it's still a business and profession for the coaches."