May 22, 2013

SEC on Lambert's mind

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If you follow Georgia Military defensive lineman DaVonte Lambert on twitter, then you already know that he has the Southeastern Conference on his mind.

The Burke County product has on more than one occasion simply tweeted "#SEC" with nothing else in the message.

Luckily for the 6-foot-3, 275-pound JUCO, a number of coaches on SEC staffs have him on their mind as well.

"I can say that Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee are recruiting me pretty hard," Lambert said. "Auburn just came through with the offer recently, so I'm feeling Auburn, too."

At this point, Lambert says he is focused on those four schools and has a particular reason why he likes each school.

●Florida - "I really like how they run their defense. They can change up it up any time and I like the position I would be playing in."

● Tennessee - "Tennessee is losing a lot of linemen and they really need linemen, so I think that is a good chance for a defensive lineman to come in and play right away."

● Auburn - "They are losing a lot of defensive linemen as well. I talked to the position coach (Rodney Garner) and he wants to play me at defensive end and that is my position so I really like that."

● Georgia - "I like Georgia a lot because they stayed with me in my recruitment and the kept me on their mind while I was at JUCO. I also really like the way Coach (Todd) Grantham runs that defense.

While most schools are recruiting Lambert to put his hand in the dirt and play on the defensive line, Georgia has a slightly different plan for the star JUCO.

"When I talked to Coach Grantham, he told me he wants me as a stand up end," he said. "I like that, but I know it will have to be on certain occasions because I'm 275. I'm not 220 and 230."

Lambert, who is set to graduate from GMC in December and enroll at the school of his choice in January, has a few visits planned in the near future.

He hopes that those visits will help him come to a decision before his final season at GMC begins.

"I'll take my first visit to Georgia on June 8. On June 15 I take one to Florida and on June 21 I take one to Tennessee," Lambert said. "Hopefully I will have my mind made up before the season. I'll probably take one or two official visits during the season, but I want to commit before then."

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