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Oregon commit Malcolm Lamar will give FSU a shot despite getting a scholarship offer late

Lamar has been in contact with Willie Taggart for years. Will that be enough to pull him to FSU?

Four-star defensive end Malcolm Lamar
Tallahassee Democrat

Despite not taking a visit or receiving a scholarship from Florida State before Willie Taggart’s arrival, Malcolm Lamar is taking a look at FSU late in his recruiting process.

Lamar, a consensus four-star defensive end, is rated as the No. 268 overall prospect and No. 10 strong-side defensive end in the 2018 recruiting class.

Measuring in at 6’5, 250 pounds, Lamar is a teammate at Seffner (Fla.) Armwood HS of four-star wideout Warren Thompson, who also visited FSU this weekend. While Thompson has since decommitted from Oregon, Lamar remains an Oregon commit even after his official visit in Tallahassee.

Lamar admitted during his post-visit interview that he was not too thrilled that he never received an offer from FSU under Jimbo Fisher.

Said Lamar: “I still have a bitter taste in my mouth because FSU never offered me until [Taggart] got here.”

Still, Lamar took the visit because of Taggart, who has been recruiting him since he was at USF. Lamar said his talk with Taggart was his favorite part of the visit.

“He wants to change this program and he feels that I can help the team fulfill his dreams,” Lamar said. “He was my second offer so I feel like he had faith in me ever since I was young to play to my full potential.”

Lamar said that he is willing to give FSU a fair shot because of its coaching change, but he also has plans to make a few more visits in the near future. He is taking an official to Florida, but doesn’t know have it scheduled yet.

With regard to his signing, Lamar will be waiting until February, giving Taggart and his new staff a few more months to knock Lamar off of his commitment to Oregon.

Four-star defensive end and Oregon commit Malcolm Lamar talks about his Florida State Seminoles Football official visit and his relationship with Willie Taggart.

Posted by on Sunday, December 17, 2017