The Future of West Virginia Football
Lamy Constant is a program changer. He’s one of the best running backs in the high school ranks nationally and right now he’s one of the very best uncommitted recruits in the 2020 class. West Virginia just so happens to be at the very top of his list and the West Virginia coaching staff wants him, needs him badly.
Constant, 6’0 and 186 pounds, is a 4 star running back out of Brooklyn, New York. He is the top ranked prospect in the state and the 20th ranked running back in the class of 2020. According to the Crystal Ball Predictions, he is listed as 100% predicted to attend West Virginia University.
In a recent interview with News 12 Brooklyn, Constant said that he will make his college pick before his Senior high school season starts. His season starts this Saturday, Sept. 7th and this is really great news for the Mountaineers. Constant has only visited West Virginia University and seems to have a real connection with the program.
Constant visited Morgantown on March 3rd and had “an awesome visit.” He followed it up with a #TakeMeHome20 and #HailWV, and then “Be back real soon!” Although Constant is being courted by every elite program in the country (Florida, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, Tennessee, Texas A&M and all the other big boys in the nation are calling), Constant recently narrowed his list to Texas A&M, Michigan State, LSU and West Virginia.
Constant spoke with “Beasts of the East” following his Final 4 announcement and said the following about each program:
TEXAS A&M: “How real and upfront the coaching staff is. They don’t sugarcoat much and that’s exactly what I need to continue to elevate my game.”
MICHIGAN STATE: “The coaches are extremely genuine. They are eager to get me on campus and start working.”
LSU: “Honestly the name speaks for itself. The legacy and tradition built there when it comes to the running back position isn’t something you can argue.”
WEST VIRGINIA: “The one school I visited so far. Great facilities and an even better presence when it comes to the knowledge and experience under the coaching staff’s belt.”
He’s fast, he’s strong, he can run you over and he can run past you. He’s versatile. He can play multiple positions and is as comfortable lining up out wide as he is as a running back. He is the complete package. To watch him on film is to watch someone special, someone different, someone with real superstar potential. Lamy Constant “plays the game angry.”
According to 247 Sports, Constant has “wide shoulders and good frame. He can easily carry 20 pounds more and get to 205. Quick feet. Has patience and vision running between tackles. Sneaky quick ability to accelerate. Knows when to bounce plays outside. Good cutback runner with body control. Strong stiff arm. Has to show he can run with power and break tackles. Becoming more physical runner will help. Has to run with lower pad level. Adding strength throughout frame integral for development. Improving pass catching ability a must. Multi-year starter for Top 20 program. Likely will become a late-round NFL draft selection.”
According to 247 Sports Composite, “Constant maintains a low profile in recruiting and has long been linked to West Virginia. He could make visits during his senior season before announcing a decision. Constant made a visit to West Virginia in the spring and there is talk he could return to campus when the dead period ends later this month. He is yet to visit the other three finalists, which could delay his decision.”
Right now, West Virginia is the clear leader for Constant and looks like the obvious choice at this point. If WVU is lucky enough to land him, he is a player that Neal Brown and staff can build their whole team around. He could be the future of West Virginia football.