From Cougar to Colonol, we now know where touted senior QB Colbey Lamberth will play his college ball.
Saturday Lamberth announced his decision via social media.
He had taken many visits over the summer.
Schools like USF, Kentucky, Marshal, Samford, Charlotte, and several more with offers from each of those named.
However, according to Colbey, it was EKU that really stood out.
“It’s a great fit for me. They are a program that is on the rise. Coach Wells and Coach Stillman those guys are both great coaches and I like them. It just feels like family every time I am up there with them.”
Of course, it isn’t just Colbey who has invested in this decision.
His parents have been there every step of the way as well.
Keith and Crystal Lamberth are happy to see their son going somewhere he loves, and could not be more proud of him.
Keith stated “We are extremely proud of him. He’s worked a long time for this.”
Also helps, for more than just immediate family I am sure, that he will be close to home.
Eastern Kentucky is just over four hours away. A day trip, maybe overnight, for many friends and family.
However, this year EKU will travel within just one hour of Dickson when they visit Austin Peay on September 24th.
I am sure Colbey and his family will find a way to be there as his senior season will be in full swing.
Who knows, maybe we will see EKU at his game that night, DC will be hosting Centennial.
Now, as exciting as this news is, and we are all very excited for Colbey, he would be the first to say, he still has a long way to go and something to prove.
Last season, while he showed flashes of brilliance, was not the best Colbey Lamberth we will see.
Newly appointed head coach Jeff Tomlinson has told me several times, that he expects Colbey to really take to this offense.
Colbey himself talked about it like this, “I think the new offense is gonna be really good for me. The offense we run at Dickson is similar to the offense at EKU, so really the big thing for me heading into college is understanding the game of football. Being able to ID defenses once you get to the line of scrimmage and not just going up to the line of scrimmage and guessing what the defense is going to be able to do. Understanding how to beat what the defense is about to do, so your better prepared to help your team in that situation.”
The athleticism, arm talent, and seemingly the overall command of the position are there.
Can Colbey put it all together in a new offense? Under a head coach that has helped lesser talented guys flourish and thrive?
Only time will tell.
If you want to hear the full interview check out the link below.
Photo Credit to Marty Allison and Dickson Sports Media