Four-star inside linebacker Quanzell Lambert was one of many big-time prospects at Penn State over the weekend for their game against Alabama.
The Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek standout was at Penn State on an unofficial visit and it was a trip he had been looking forward to for some time because of the national attention the game had received.
Lambert made the trip with some of his teammates and was going to stay after the game to meet with the coaches but didn't have time. Nonetheless, the opportunity to be in such a wild atmosphere was a great experience for him.
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"It was definitely a great experience," Lambert said. "Just being in a stadium with 110,000 fans was crazy. It was a great experience.
"I thought it was a great game. Penn State played hard and I like that in a defense."
It was the third game Lambert has attended at Penn State so he's familiar with the school and the football program by now.
From here on out he'll be focusing more on schools that he's a little less familiar with.
Lambert will be taking an official visit to Alabama on December 9. He also has officials to Iowa (October 14) and Nebraska (October 28) lined up.
Now he has two others in mind that he might be setting up soon.
"I'm thinking I'll go to Northwestern and I believe Oklahoma, probably late in the season," he said. "Right now I'm just doing high school."
Overall, in spite of the loss the trip helped the Lions' cause.
"It was a positive in my book just because of the way they played," he concluded.
Lambert is ranked the No. 8 inside linebacker in the nation.