Kamari Lassiter is a 5’11 165 pound cornerback from Tuscaloosa, AL.
The Class of 2021 prospect attends American Christian Academy and has an 89 rating (high 3*) from the 247 Sports Composite list. They consider him the 351st best player in America (26th best CB and 11th best player in Alabama).
Lassiter has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi State, Oklahama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and Virginia, among others—that list doesn’t exactly scream 3-star to me.
He received his Florida State offer in late February:
Late night blessings..— K ³ (@kamari_lassiter) February 29, 2020
Extremely Blessed to receive an offer from Florida State University ❗️ #GoNoles pic.twitter.com/8sLeZ5nvcH
Lassiter then visited for Junior Day in early March:
F S U #GoNoles #CLIMB pic.twitter.com/oQw5w9nTY6— K ³ (@kamari_lassiter) March 7, 2020
TN caught up with Lassiter recently to see how Florida State fits into his recruitment:
What’s the latest with your recruitment to FSU?
“It’s remained the same since my visit, especially with this coronavirus going around.”
How was the visit?
“It was great—[the staff was] very personable—I really enjoyed my time at FSU.”
Who was with you?
“My mom, my teammate, Cam Jeffery, and his mother.”
Which coaches did you speak to/hang out with?
“I hung out with Coach Lock (Director of High School Relations Carlos Locklyn) [and] Coach (Marcus) Woodson (defensive backs), and [I] talked with Coach Norvell.”
Do you have a relationship with Coach Woodsoon from his time at Auburn?
“Yes, sir, we had prior relationship from when he was at AU.”
Where does FSU currently stand for your services?
“They are definitely contending.”
Who else is “contending?”
“Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, GT, Louisville, Duke, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.”
How hard would you say FSU is recruiting you?
“I’d say they are recruiting me pretty hard—Coach Woodson wants me to come back so we can talk more about football and schemes and how they operate in the secondary.”
How would you describe your style for people who haven’t seen you play?
“I like to play physical press-man and make plays on the ball.”
Finally, what are the biggest things you’re looking for when making your college decision?
“A place that’ll develop me into a better football player and a man, a home away from home, and a place where I feel safe and can trust both my teammates and coaches.”