One fastest rising prospects on the west this season is Terrail Lambert (5-11, 187, 4.43) from Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure. “Terrail has been keeping me busy with college coaches all month,” Saint Bonaventure head coach John Mack said. “Terrail has a lot of activity around him.”
Lambert has four official offers from Oregon State, Arizona, Northwestern and San Diego State. “I’ve been told that almost every Pac10 is in the process of offering me officially,” Lambert said. “Michigan and Florida State are also recruiting hard.”
“Michigan has been my favorite because I have followed them since I was very little,” Lambert said. “But as far as picking a true favorite, I am very open and considering everyone.”
“I don’t think I will commit early,” Lambert said. “I want to weigh all my options.”
“I should have a good idea of who my top five will be in the fall,” said Lambert. “When I do then I’m going to decide on my visits.”
“I want to see a couple of college practices and see how the players and coaches relate,” Lambert said. “Right now I am very open to all colleges.”
Why was Michigan your childhood favorite, the helmet?
“The helmet was one of the first things I noticed and it is one of the coolest helmets around but after I got older it was more than just the helmet,” Lambert said. “Then I noticed what a great program Michigan is. They win and I like the way the team conducts themselves.”
One of the reason Lambert’s stock is on fire is the fact that he has recorded some sizzling times at combines this May.
On May 6th at another Nike camp held at USC Lambert ran a scorching 4.21 forty yard dash to qualify for the fastest man competition. He won the event with a blistering 4.32 run.
Lambert will play a variety of positions for Saint Bonaventure in 2003. He will line up at corner, safety, outside linebacker and some defensive end. He will even play a little running back this fall.
For his performance on the gridiron in 2002 Lambert was selected all-state and all-league while helping his team to a SS CIF Division IV championship.
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.