January 14, 2007

Brumfield solid after official visit

Lamar Brumfield committed to the Rebels over a month ago and after taking a long trip to Oxford from Compton, California the three-start linebacker knows he made the right choice.

On his visit he got a small taste of what game day will be like.

"It went real. My favorite part of visit was when we took the walk of champions and did the whole game day tradition." Brumfield said.

Rebel defensive back Terrell Jackson hosted Brumfield for the weekend.

"Terrell Jackson. He was real cool, he showed me around. It was just real good, it seemed like I knew for awhile," Brumfield said.

One of the places Jackson took him to was the Indoor Practice Facility, always popular with potential Rebels.

"Its one of kind," Brumfield said. "I've never been in one I didn't like but never been in one like that before. NFL type stuff."

The Rebels can always use another linebacker after losing three starters from 2006.

"The coaches were saying that they wanted me up there to compete for a starting spot," Brumfield said.

The 6-foot-2-inch linebacker with 4.6 speed was recruited by Ryan Neilsen and committed with the Rebels along with high school teammate Larry Dennis in November.

Both prospects were recently named to the first team Western State All Conference squad.

Broomfield spent the 2005 season at Washington State before transferring to Compton C.C.. He was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and projected as a linebacker out of high school.

He did not participate at Washington State in 2005 according to the Cougars official web site.

By transferring to a junior college, he must graduate from junior college to be eligible to transfer to any other Division I program other than WSU.

In November Brumfield expected to graduate in May but he said today that he will be finished by June 8th and be in Oxford by June 9th or 10th.

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