Four-star WR Lambert: I definitely plan to visit USC
KeAndre Lambert is a wide receiver from Maury HS in Norfolk, Va. who's a universally recognized four-star prospect.
Not only has he displayed serious talent while playing high school football, the game is also in his blood. Lambert is the nephew of former Virginia Tech Hokie Kam Chancellor. Because of that connection, the 6-foot-1, 165-pounder is expected to eventually play his college football in Blacksburg, Va.
That won't stop USC's coaching staff from pushing to sign Lambert. They offered him a scholarship to the high school junior on Wednesday, joining over a dozen other college coaching staffs.
"I was at the house and my coach called me," Lambert told usc247.com in an exclusive interview about the scholarship offer. "He put me on a three-way call with the USC coach. I don't remember who it was but he talked to me and he gave me the scholarship offer."
The rising star from the class of 2020 is excited to have USC as an option.
"It's pretty big because knowing I'm on the East Coast and they're on the West Coast, they don't have to go that far to find talent," Lambert said. "So knowing they came all the way out here to offer me a scholarship, it felt nice."
Lambert says he's far away from making a college decision. But he already knows he wants to visit USC.
"I definitely want to, I definitely plan to," Lambert said when asked if he wants to plan a visit to USC's campus. "It's a great program. Thinking about the people that came from there at my position and just who they've sent to the league, it's a great program."
The visit to USC could help determine whether the Trojans have a chance to steal him away from schools in the ACC, Big Ten and SEC.
"I just want to get on the campus and feel the vibe," Lambert said of USC. "I need to feel it so I can see if I can go there for the next four years. I need to see if it's a place I can call home, a good atmosphere and if I like being on the campus. I also have to look up the education and what I want to major in to see if they're good in that. I'm pretty sure they are though."
Lambert says he hopes to major in engineering. This year the USC Viterbi School of Engineering was named as one of the 10 best in the country by US News and World Report.