November 9, 2011
Lambert Visits Norman
Making his fourth official visit four-star inside linebacker Quanzell Lambert traveled the 1,423 miles from his Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek home to Norman last weekend.
In person for Oklahoma's final match-up with Southeastern Conference bound Texas A&M the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Rivals250 member says the visit couldn't have gone any better.
"We got there on Saturday for the game. It was good to see Norman. It definitely lived up to the expectations. It's a beautiful place with great people and great surroundings," said Lambert.
"We got to fly into Oklahoma City and it was cool to see all the Oklahoma stuff everywhere. All the stores and attractions they had."
And even though Saturday's arrival made for a short time spent in Norman the Garden State product admits what he saw could be termed as 'impressive'.
"It was a big difference from the other schools I have attended but really all the schools I have been to are different from one another. There were a few thing like just within the facilities and stuff like that," said Lambert, who recorded 115 tackles and eight sacks a year ago as a junior.
"We spent time with coach (Brent) Venables and watched some film and just talked about pretty much how I would fit in and he talked about the program and what he thought of me as a player and a person."
"They would want to move me around and play at different positions in the defense. I was watching the game and seeing all the defenses they were in and watching how the coaches put the players in position to make plays."
An opinion that was also echoed in time spent with the Sooners head coach Bob Stoops.
"He just told me how he felt as a coach and different stuff about how they've gotten to where they are at. He just talked to me about life and how he cares for his players and the things they do all the things that he does to support his players," said Lambert.
Saturday night following the Sooners 41-25 victory over Texas A&M also offered the nation's No. 8 ranked linebacker the chance to spend some time with who could be his future teammates.
"Yeah I stayed with Chuka Ndulue. It was really just me and him most of the night but I was able to spend time with some of the guys already committed. We hungout in the dorms and I had a good conversation with those guys," said Lambert.
"They had a lot of great words about the coaches there and represented the University."
But even with an enjoyable time in Norman under his belt Lambert knows this is a process and is in no hurry to make a hurried or rash decision.
"I'm going to take some time and take my last visit on Dec. 9 to Alabama and then we'll sit down and I'll talk with my Dad. (Everyone) is pretty much still even right now and I haven't really had any chance to sit down and think about all of them yet," admitted Lambert.
"Pretty much (it's) going to come down to which school fits me best and who will give me the best future."
Saturday's visit to Norman marked his fourth official visit having already attended Iowa, Northwestern, and Nebraska. Lambert's fifth and final visit will come on Dec. 9 when he visits Nick Saban and the University of Alabama.
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