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Lamont Green Jr. talks FSU, following in father’s footsteps

Lamont Green Jr., committed to Florida State in February,  just 15 days after receiving an offer from the Seminoles’ coaching staff. Green is the son of former Seminoles team captain, Lamont Green Sr., who played for FSU from 1995-1998 before moving on to the NFL.

The class of 2023 prospect, who is 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, knew he wanted to make his commitment to FSU early in his recruiting process.

“I just felt like I was ready for it, like I’ve been waiting for a long time and I saw the offer was there, so I decided to just commit now and secure my spot,” said Green.

“The program, the family, obviously the campus, the castle (Doak Campbell Stadium) of the school,” added Green. “Basically, a lot of things stand out to me. The football and the family really stand out at Florida State.”

Green also expressed what it means to him to be a legacy at Florida State.

“It means I can pick up where he left off and keep the legacy going,” said the younger Green of following in his father’s footsteps. “I can do better than him and improve where he left off.”

Green visited Florida State with his father on June 4-6, where he toured the campus with coaches, worked out at the Elite Camp inside Doak Campbell Stadium and then observed the Mega Camp. It’s clear Green enjoyed the visit, but some things stood out above others for the rising Junior.

“It’s hard to say because there’s a lot to like here, but it’s seeing the coaches in action,” said Green. “In high school football, somebody might tell you to do one simple thing and might not go in-depth, but these coaches tell you exactly what you need to do, so I guess it’s seeing the coaching staff and how they do things.”

Green keeps in contact with head coach Mike Norvell, defensive coordinator Adam Fuller and defensive line coach Odell Haggins equally but says he considers his relationship with Haggins to be the strongest.

“I remember going to one of their (FSU) camps when I was in seventh grade,” Green said. “He (Haggins) kept making me go on the sleds like four times in a row, but I knew it was just to make me get better.”

Green added that Haggins coached his father at Florida State, and he likes that Haggins isn’t the type of coach to give up on a player but will be persistent and work with the player, rather than just yell at them.

FSU looks to be in a great position with Green based on his lineage and the fact the he currently doesn’t have plans to visit any other programs.