2014 four-star cornerback Chris Lammons is one of the elite and most electrifying prospects in the class, and he recently named a top five in his recruitment. According to Amy Campbell of FOX Sports NEXT, the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes, Tennessee Volunteers, and South Carolina Gamecocks all made the cut, and the best news for the two Florida schools (UF and UM) is the fact that the rival Florida State Seminoles were cut by Lammons. All eight recruiting experts on 247Sports tab the Miami Hurricanes as the school to land Lammons, so it would definitely be wise to watch closest for the school that is the closest geographically to Lammons.
The Fort Lauderdaule standout at Plantation High is entrenched as one of the top 20 recruits in the state of Florida, and there is no doubt that he is one of the top 200 prospects in the country. Although he must our FanSided150 rankings, Lammons barely missed the cut and is regarded as one of the top 175 prospects in the nation. Lammons fits best as a cornerback in college, but the 247Composite ranks him as the 11th-best athlete in the recruiting class. Meanwhile, Scout.com has him tabbed as the 30th-best CB around.
Chris Lammons is one of the most touted recruits in the region, and the fact that Alabama is going hard after him should tell you enough. SEC country runs thick in Lammons’s veins, but Miami looks to have an incredible chance due to their location. As the only ACC squad left standing for now, we’ll see what the ‘Canes next pitch and how they can pry the 5’9″, 173 pound corner over four SEC programs, including the national champs and an in-state program in Will Muschamp’s Gators.
Lammons is just such a talented player, and it is truly a wonder to watch him shut down opposing wide receivers at Plantation. He makes up for his small frame with intelligence and is as fast and athletic as any cornerback in the region. Lammons, who recently visited Tennessee, is the kind of playmaking cornerback who can pick it off, take it to the house, and it make it all look almost routine. His height and occasional lapses are issues, but there is no doubting that Lammons has the tools (especially ball skills) to be an elite corner in college for the big programs in his top five.
He was, of course, invited to “The Opening”.