July 6, 2011

Lambert healthy, set to attend UA's camp

Greyson Lambert suffered a stress fracture in his left leg in March, but the 6-foot-5, 195-pound quarterback said the leg is "almost 100 percent healed," and he is anxious to show that to the University of Alabama coaching staff when he attends the Crimson Tide's camp on July 18.

"I'm ready to throw in front of coach (Jim) McElwain," Lambert said. "I want him to see my improved footwork, and that I've improved in general. I think my arm strength and accuracy is what sets me apart from other quarterbacks.

"It's always good to be tall, too. My field vision is improving and I feel like I can make any kind of throw. I want them to think of me as a top three quarterback in the nation."

The Jesup, Ga. native said he wants to play at a school that runs a pro-style offense, which Alabama does, since he plays in that type of offense in high school.

"It's what I want to run," Lambert said. "Alabama sends players to the NFL, and I want the opportunity to play in the NFL one day. That type of offense would help me achieve my goal of one day playing in the NFL.

"The thing I like most about Alabama is the coaching staff. They are really down to earth guys who get the job done. They have a mentality of winning, and they do things the right way. A coaches' history is important to me. I want to play for a coach who wins the right way."

This summer, Lambert has already visited North Carolina State and South Carolina, but now he's spending a week at the beach before taking any more visits.

Although he enjoyed his visit to Raleigh, N.C., Lambert said he wasn't crazy about the fact that North Carolina State just had a quarterback commit, and that it decreases the chances that he will choose to go to school there.

Alabama also has multiple quarterback options that it's looking at, and the UA staff has told recruits that it would like to take a pair of signal callers in this year's recruiting class.

The Rivals.com three-star said it would be the end of July or early August before he narrows his list of schools down. Currently, he has over 15 suitors on his list that includes Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State and South Carolina, but Alabama is near the top.

"I want to visit as many schools as I can," Lambert said. "I'm high on Alabama, especially since they were the ones who gave me my first offer, but they are up there with everybody else. I'm not sure where I want to go."

When Lambert attends UA's camp in a couple weeks, he also plans to take take a tour of the business school, his potential major.

"I've been to Alabama several times, but I've never really taken a tour of the school," Lambert said. "I'm taking every aspect of each school into account before I make my decision. This is a family decision for me."

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