Florida receiver names his Top 7 schools
Lamar Scruggs
Mississippi Scout
Posted Aug 3, 2008


The 6' 3", 212 pound receiver out of Duncan U. Fletcher is gearing up for his senior season. When Lamar discusses the future for his high school team you can hear his focus and excitement.

"We're looking to be the best this year," stated Scruggs. "We have a lot of talent here. I think we'll go far if we keep our heads right and stay together as a team. We've been working a lot on lifting and speed training. We also have a 7 on 7 tournament coming up."

It's that focus and leadership that have led to over 35 scholarship offers for the All-State receiver.

"Recruiting is going great. I'm being recruited the hardest by South Carolina, Illinois, South Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, LSU and Ole Miss."

What does Scout.com's #52 WR enjoy about each of those schools?

South Carolina – "I get a good family feeling from them. I like their coaches and the fact that they run a pro style offense. That fits my body size. I feel I'm more of a possession type receiver."

Illinois – "Coach Zook is a hard person to say no to. The one negative is that it's far away but, in the end, I will not let distance be a factor if I like the school."

South Florida – "I like their coaches. I went to a camp there. I spoke with several of their receivers. I also liked their campus."

Tennessee – "I like Coach Smith a lot. He is very down to earth and easy to talk to. I had a teammate go there for a camp, and he said that Coach Smith stayed on top of the WR prospects at camp. I like that."

West Virginia – "Coach Galloway is a really funny guy. He's down to earth and easy to talk to. Right now he's looking for players. They need receivers to throw it to. They think I can be a program changer for them."

LSU – "They've really stepped it up lately. I like them a lot and they are recruiting me hard."

Ole Miss – "I called Coach Vaughn just the other day. He told me a lot about the school. I don't know much about it so I'm definitely going to visit there. I want to check it out. Coach Vaughn asked me about my family and my personal life. I like that about him. I look forward to learning more about them."

Despite all the attention Scruggs has garnered, he still is focused on improving his game on the field.

"I feel like my size is my strength and my ability to go one on one with a DB. My focus right now is working on getting off the line quickly. I've been working on that all summer and I've gotten better; however, I will continue to work on that aspect of my game."

What will Scruggs look for in a school before making a final decision?

"I want to focus on education first. I want to be part of a stable program. It's important that there is a good family bond and that I adapt to the school as much as possible."


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