The recruitment of Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure defensive back Terrail Lambert has taken an interesting turn. The athlete responds to rumors that one of his top schools has decided to stop recruiting him.
Lambert, 5-11, 180 pounds is one of the nation's fastest players and clocked a 4.35 in the 40 at the Nike combine last May. He's getting looks primarily as a cornerback although he actually plays linebacker in high school and could also play safety in college because of his toughness and hitting ability.
The rumor floating around is that USC, one of Lambert's top three schools, has decided to go in a different direction and is no longer recruiting him.
"As far as I know they still are," Lambert said. "I have a trip set up for December 5 with USC and they're still one of my leaders along with Notre Dame and Florida State."
One of the interesting things about the Lambert situation was when we asked him when was the last time USC had called him.
"It's been a little over a month," Lambert said. "I still talk to them at their games though, I mean as far as I know, nothing has changed with them. Maybe I need to call them and see what's up."
Despite the trip Lambert has set up with USC, it does sound like the Trojans are moving in a different direction. No one recruits players any harder than USC, a major reason for their success. The fact that they haven't called Lambert in a month speaks pretty loudly and seems to confirm that the rumors are true that USC has decided to go in a different direction. Notre Dame would now appear to be in the drivers seat for the talented athlete.