Patriotism has always been an important value for New Orleans (La.) Brother Martin High quarterback Andrew Lair, and it’s a big reason why he is as solid as ever in his commitment to Navy.
“I kind of wanted to go to one of the military schools, so that kind of was a big factor,” Lair said. “I’m very solid to Navy; that’s a very strong commitment. Colorado, Air Force, Arkansas, Tulane and Vanderbilt are all still calling me and sending me letters. I think they’re still kind of interested, but I’m pretty firm at Navy.”
He may be getting renewed recruiting interest in part because of Brother Martin’s outstanding start. Nearly halfway into an undefeated season, the team’s offense is averaging 48 points a game.
“I feel like I’ve been playing awesome,” he said. “I’m averaging about 200 all-purpose yards per game and two touchdowns per game. Most of the touchdowns have been on the ground, I think seven are rushing and one is passing.”
The excitement of Brother Martin’s start has been paralleled by Navy’s early-season success, on which the dual-threat signal caller has been keeping close tabs.
“They’re doing really good,” Lair said. “They beat Air Force last week, so it’s really exciting that they’re undefeated and everything.”