First-Year Profile: Kamari Lassiter
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(Photo from Lassiter’s Twitter)
(Photo Courtesy of Lassiter’s Twitter)
Over the next month, DogWatch will be looking at the Bulldogs’ incoming freshman in a new series called First-YearProfile.
Today we look at Kamari Lassiter
Ranking: No. 246 overall, No. 18 cornerback and No. 8 player in Alabama, per the 247Sports Composite.
Height/Weight: 6 foot, 185-pounds
Background: Lassiter verbally committed to UGA back in October of 2020 before signing his letter of intent in December. With offers from Oklahoma, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, and LSU, Lassiter was a highly sought-after prospect. In fact, Georgia was one of the last schools recruiting him to offer him a scholarship. He played both wide receiver and cornerback, respectively. The Bulldogs stole him from under the Crimson Tide’s nose. Lassiter played football at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa. Despite playing high school football in Alabama, he originally is from Savannah, Georgia. With his commitment announcement in October, he declared, “I’m going back home.” Lassiter was convinced to commit to the “G” after seeing Georgia convincingly beat Auburn this past fall, and called defensive backs coach Charlton Warren the next day to tell him of his decision.
Potential 2021 Impact: Lassiter was not an early enrollee this spring. He began taking classes at Georgia in June, so his time with the team has been limited. Since he did not participate in G-Day, DogWatch can only speculate as to what his 2021 impact will be. Lassiter is expected to play cornerback in college, so he will be behind Derion Kendrick, Kelee Ringo, Jalen Kimber and Ameer Speed. He also will have to compete with fellow freshman Nyland Green and Javon Bullard for playing time. At this point in time, it appears unlikely that Lassiter will make much of an impact in 2021.
Possesses the requisite size and frame for a high-major defensive back. Flat-out football player with experience in all three phases. Strong ball skills translate to cornerback role. Shows high-pointing, timing, and adjustment abilities commensurate to ample snaps at receiver. Instinctive high school cornerback who plays aware. Disruptive at the catch point in coverage. Physical tackler who can provide the big hit. Turns and locates naturally. High in his backpedal at times and will need to hone full-time DB technique. Shows adequate play speed but can improve top end. Athleticism lacks up-to-date verified context from track and testing perspectives. All-around playmaker wherever aligned. Natural football player who could potentially move around the secondary if needed. Projects to high-major level, possibly with a long-term ceiling beyond college. - Gabe Brooks, 247Sports
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