Penn State Football Recruit Spotlight: WR KeAndre Lambert

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KeAndre Lambert is an incredibly talented receiver with great all-around skills who should immediately impact the Nittany Lions.

Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, wide receiver KeAndre Lambert enrolled early for the Penn State football team after committing to the team in October of last season and signing his letter of intent in December. He finished three consecutive seasons with 1,000 or more yards and 11 or more touchdowns for Maury High School in southern Virginia.

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Lambert had 20+ offers from FBS schools including a heavy presence among ACC schools such as Clemson, North Carolina, Miami and NC State as well as some other big-name schools across the country including Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, USC and Texas A&M to name a few. He checks in at 6-foot-1 and 176 pounds, Lambert has a great combination of size and speed while also possessing an NFL pedigree.

He’s the nephew of former NFL safety Kam Chancellor, who spent eight years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. KeAndre Lambert drew some serious praise from 247Sports’ National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn:

"Good frame with length. Can easily play at 195 pounds. Explosive with elite change of direction. Impressive 3.83 in shuttle. Runs tight routes. Gets into and out of breaks efficiently. Tracks ball well. Strong hands. Good body control. Shields defenders with body well. Changes speeds within routes. Gets up field quickly after catch. Understands how to set up defensive backs. Possession receiver with ability to stretch defense."

He finished his final season in high school as 247Sports‘ fourth-best player in the state of Virginia, 204th-best player nationally and 35th-best receiver. According to Rivals, Lambert ranked as the fifth-best player in his state and 53rd-best player at his position.

With the official loss of Justin Shorter, KJ Hamler’s decision to go pro and Mac Hippenhammer’s forgoing of spring football, the receiver position will certainly be one of the most talked-about position battles not only in Happy Valley but also across the nation this fall. Pat Freiermuth will be the go-to receiver this year as it stands now and the team will have to find a way to replace all 92 of Hamler’s targets this offseason.

The Blue-White game will go a long way at showcasing who is earning some of those targets. With his early enrollment, it wouldn’t be a shock to see Lambert see a heavy target share this spring.