National Signing Day is just six short weeks away and for the historic class of 2016 in the State of Mississippi, the page will turn, off to college they will go and the class of 2017 will start to take focus.
The class of 2016 for the Magnolia State offers high flying receivers dominate defensive linemen, steady offensive linemen and more.
Not to be left out in all the talent of the Mississippi class of 2016, may just be the country’s most versatile athlete, make that student – athlete.
Every once in a while a young person comes along with a rare blend of supreme athletic ability and supreme ability to achieve high water marks in the classroom. That individual in 2016 is Desoto Central Senior running back Alan Lamar.
Lamar – who like the rest of his class is trying to decide where to go to college has done it all – on the field, and in the classroom.
On the field, Lamar has been clocked with blazing speed in the forty-yard dash, running a 4.33 Forty. Lamar paced the Jaguars of DC in 2015 with over 3,000 all-purpose yards and 41 touchdowns, on his way to being selected to play in the Mississippi – Alabama All-star game as he, along with his teammates broke a seven year winning streak held by their counterparts next door.
Back on October 8th of this year Lamar tallied 578 total yards and 11 touchdowns in one game in a historic shootout against rival Olive Branch.
Lamar’s success on the football field has garnered him almost 20 football offers around the country, but it’s his classroom achievement that has taken him to the next level.
Lamar currently holds a 4.40 GPA, made a 29 on the ACT and is a part of elite academic societies like the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society, the National Society of High School Scholars and more.
Lamar has received offers from prestigious Ivy League Schools such as Princeton, Yale, Harvard and more and plans to take official visits to Princeton and Yale among others. Lamar also has offers from prestigious Military Academies like Army, Air Force and Navy.
Lamar plans to major in Pre-Med/Biology wherever he decides to go and become an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Lamar has all the tools to succeed on the field and off the field and this is what you love to see in all student athletes. There is no doubt we love to watch athletes perform, but we also want to see them make positive contributions to society long after their playing days are over and Alan Lamar is setting himself up to do that in a huge way.
Alan Lamar is the poster child for what a student athlete should be and will be uber successful wherever he decides to go.
Like all athletes that come out of the Magnolia State, we will keep an eye on Desoto Central’s Alan Lamar. Big things are in his future both on and off the field and I can tell you, we haven’t heard the last of his name. Actually I think he’s just getting started.
See Alan’s highlights below of his historic 11 touchdown night against Olive Branch.