January 14, 2008

A little brotherly love spreads around Troy

One of the most interesting factors of a student starting at a new university is the idea of living with a roommate he or she has never met.

That won't be a problem with one of the newest Troy football players when the team comes together in the fall of 2008.

Tim Lamb of Hargrave (Va.) Academy has verbally committed to become a part of the 2008 Trojan football team. Across the room will be his brother Xavier, a Troy linebacker.

The squad should have at least one familiar face, as Tim's brother Xavier is already playing in the cardinal and silver.

"That (the fact his brother is already in Troy) was a big part of my decision," Tim Lamb said. "And after being in Virginia, it will be nice to be close to home."

The Lamb's are both products of Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln High School, and even closer, the brothers will be roommates.

"Rooming with my brother made the decision easier," Tim Lamb said. "Plus Troy is a great place."

And the Trojans' defensive line should be a great place for Lamb.

At 6-feet, 315 pounds, he is known for being a run stopper, but his talents do not stop there. Even for a huge force on the defensive line, Lamb is shockingly fast for his size. He may not run a 4.5 forty, but his lateral quickness will make him dominant against the run and in the pass rush.

Originally an Auburn committment out of high school, Lamb decided to play about an hour south of the Plains.

A three-star Rivals.com prospect, Lamb said the choice to go to Troy was easy.

"Troy is just comfortable," Lamb said. "The coaches are great, my family is close and my brother is even closer."

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