For Lambert High School, fall signing day was all about numbers.
The Longhorns inked 22 scholarships on Wednesday. The signees brought to Lambert 23 region championships, 11 state titles and one national championship.
The class of 2016 is one of Lambert’s most successful, and it was headlined by star baseball player Seth Beer. Beer has been a nationally touted prospect ever since arriving at Lambert. He is currently the No. 13-ranked high school prospect in the Class of 2016 by Scout.com.
His storied career for Lambert started during his sophomore year when he transferred over from King’s Ridge Christian School. During that season, Beer helped lead the Longhorns to back-to-back region championships, a Class AAAAAA state championship and a national championship according to USA Today and Collegiate Baseball. He has been named to numerous Under Armor All-American teams, and has been named the Forsyth County Player of the Year twice.
There were questions as to whether Beer would forgo college for the chance at the Major Leagues, but his love of Clemson appears to draw to him to committing to at least a year at the college level. He decided to go to Clemson for the January semester, skipping his senior year of high school baseball.
Beer committed to Clemson in 2014, and he has been loyal to the program ever since.
“It’s close enough to home,” Beer said “The coaching staff up there is great, the campus is great, it just felt comfortable to me. I really love it.”
Another big number for the Longhorns was six, as in Lambert’s boys lacrosse program had six players sign Division-I scholarships. Ben Stump signed with the Virginia Military Institute, Chris Price with High Point University, Matt O’Rourk with the Air Force Academy, Brady Berman and Justyn Jean-Felix both signed with Mercer University and Trey Arnold with Robert Morris University.
“It’s a dream come true,” Jean-Felix said, “It’s been my dream to go to college and play a college sport.”
Lambert’s basketball program saw Ross Morkem and Shayna Lawrence both make their commitments to the University of North Georgia official. Their biggest prospect Connor Manion verbally committed to the U.S. Naval Academy later Wednesday night.
Elsewhere, Zoe Miller signed a softball offer with Lee University. Katherine Aikens (University of Georgia) and Danielle LeBleu (Hillsdale College) signed for swimming. Caroline Wakefield (Kennesaw State University) signed for tennis. Spencer Ball (Armstrong State), Brett Barron (Georgia Southern University), Lauren Lightfritz (Mercer University) and Kayley Marschke (Auburn University) all signed golf scholarships to finish up the day.