Kam Lott Talks About His Commitment

Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer

Jun 5, 2013

By: Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer


Rutgers commitment DB Kam Lott

Rutgers commitment DB Kam Lott

 Recently, the Scarlet Knights secured the commitment of cornerback Kam Lott, giving them eleven commitments overall for the class of 2014.  The Jacksonville, Florida product had plenty of opportunities in front of him but saw RU as the total package.


“Rutgers was the school for me because it was just the best fit for me.  The academics and the coaching staff are top notch and I feel like Coach [Kyle] Flood has changed the program there.  He’s trying to build a great program and I think the fact that they’re moving to the Big Ten is big as well.  Playing Ohio State and Michigan my first year, why pass that up,” said the 5-foot-10, 180 pound athlete.


Lott, who is the second Florida player to commit to RU in the class of 2014, says that he’ll miss the warm weather somewhat but isn’t too fazed by the idea of a New Jersey winter.  The First Coast High School junior also paid a visit to Minnesota after receiving and offer from the Golden Gophers and says that he didn’t have any trouble adapting to the climate.


With 30 tackles and four interceptions last season, Lott has the numbers to back up his reputation.  However, he’s much more than the stat sheet would indicate.


“Being a leader on the field really sets me apart from everybody else.  You won’t see that on paper but you see that on the field.  I’m a really physical corner as well, I’ll come down and tackle you.  I’d also say my instincts and ball skills are special,” Lott explained.


While Lott is looking forward to his senior year of high school, he’s extremely excited to get things underway at Rutgers and joked that he sometimes wishes he were a class of 2013 graduate.  In the meantime, Lott knows that signing up with RU means that a massive weight has been lifted off of his shoulders.


“Yeah, now I can just focus on my grades, focus on my team, and football.  Only thing I have to worry about is helping my teammates getting offers but it takes all the pressure of where I’m going to go to school,” said the junior.


In addition to Rutgers, Lott had offers from Akron, Indiana, Iowa State, and Minnesota.