Phil Kornblut

Lamin sets some visits

DL Abu Lamin of Fort Scott JC, KS is going to take his official visits this summer and will make his decision later this summer instead of waiting until the midway point of his season.

"I really want to focus on my academics," Lamin said Wednesday night. "Honestly I may be making my decision probably June, July or August. Sometime before the season."

Lamin visited Arkansas unofficially earlier this week. He has set an official visit to Florida for June 14th and one to USC June 21st. Lamin talked with Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams Wednesday night to finalize plans for his visit which will include his mother and brother who will drive down from Fayetteville, NC.

"I want to see the fans because that's who I'm going to be playing for," Lamin said. "Also the academic progress, knowing that I can get help to get my degree. From a football standpoint, I know at South Carolina you have to come in ready to go. It's going to be intense. I want to see the stadium, the lockerroom and put on one of those Gamecock jerseys. And I want to interact with the coaches, listen to then talk some schemes and where they will have me at, and depth chart wise."

Lamin said at this point USC, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Arizona State, Florida, Nebraska and LSU are the schools he's most interested in. "I'm impressed with all those schools." He did not name a favorite.