Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 176 pounds
Hometown/High School: Norfolk, Virginia (Maury High School)
Ranking: ★★★★ (0.9264 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Clemson, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Virginia Tech
In May of 2018 James Franklin and his staff extended an offer to Norfolk, Virginia, wide receiver KeAndre Lambert. That fall, Lambert made it to campus for the Nittany Lions 1-point loss against Ohio State in front of a record crowd at Beaver Stadium. After this visit, Penn State became one of the main players in Lambert’s recruitment.
During the spring of 2019 Lambert made visits across the country, including return trips to Happy Valley. Also during the spring Lambert earned wide receiver MVP honors at The Opening Regional in Washington D.C. This led to Lambert also earning an invite to The Opening Finals.
On June 7, Lambert took an official visit to Penn State. Shortly after this visit the Nittany Lions picked up their first 247Sports crystal ball prediction for Lambert. Following a visit to his school from Coach Franklin in late September, the Nittany Lions emerged as the clear favorites for Lambert.
Lambert has a great frame and the ability to add good weight to this frame. At the collegiate level he can be the rare combination of a big bodied receiver with elite athleticism.
There are few wide receivers in the country more explosive than Lambert. He ran a 3.83 shuttle at The Opening Finals, and posted a 39.3 inch vertical leap. Lambert has strong, soft hands and does a nice job of going to get the ball in the air instead of letting it come into his body.
Lambert is a more advanced route runner than many high school receivers are. He runs clean, crisp routes. He does a nice job of changing direction in the open field, and can take the top off of a defense.
It would not be a surprise to see Lambert play as a true freshman next fall. While Penn State will have plenty of talent at wide receiver, Lambert is the type of player that may prove to be too talented to keep off of the field.