At 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, Corvin Lamb shines under the Miami lights every Friday as a scat back at Northwestern High. As a junior, he carried the ball 24 times for 203 yards and three scores and returned five kickoffs for touchdowns.
Though a high ankle sprain limited his production down the stretch, college coaches had an idea of what the Miami-native had to offer.
“I have been getting tons of mail ever since I was a sophomore,” Lamb said. “I have picked up a good bit of offers too, including Ole Miss, North Carolina and Michigan. I am hoping there are more to come, because I still have my eye on a couple of schools.”
Recently, however, a new school entered the frame.
“The last few weeks I have been doing a lot of research on LSU, watching old highlights and reading about what the campus has to offer,” Lamb said. “I had been getting tons of letters from them, but I never really thought anything more of it. After I saw more of what the program was about, I decided to get serious.”
With official visits beginning in two months time, Lamb said that he has begun to narrow his search field.
“I am ready to go out of state, because I don’t think I need to stay down in Florida anymore,” he said. “I took a trip to North Carolina recently and realized that there is more out there for me. I have my family here and that is it, and they know I am ready to get away and grow up.
“Right now I am feeling two teams, LSU and UNC,” he added. “Of those two, LSU is on top. I know I have not gotten to meet the staff and head coach like I did at North Carolina, but there is just something about the program that attracts me. I have always liked LSU, so we will see what happens.”
The next step, Lamb said, is setting up a visit and hopefully getting an offer from the Tigers.
“I would like to get over for a game, so I could both meet the staff and see what the atmosphere is all about,” he said. “A strong relationship with the coaching staff is huge, so it would be really cool to start to get to know those guys. From everything I have heard from asking around, they are all real cool.
“If they see me in person and find a place for me on the field, I would love to land an offer,” he added. “That would really turn my process in a new direction, because I am already liking the program a lot.”
Until the time comes, Lamb will stay busy on the road.
“I am going to be at a National Top 100 camp in Oklahoma and then a team 7 on 7 camp in Oregon,” he said. “I should be pretty tired after all that, so it will be back to Miami for some sleep until the season starts. Then, I am going to get out and win State.”