Lampley: "Having Fun and Making Plays"

Lampley:  "Having Fun and Making Plays"

The Eagles took to the road again for another out of town scrimmage in Pearl, MS Friday night. We caught up with the explosive Tracey Lampley afterward to talk about the scrimmage and his spring of working exclusively with the wide receivers.

"We picked up some key first downs in the scrimmage, and we have to make more plays and make better decisions as well," he said.

"We had some chances to get it in the end zone and we didn't make the plays, and that just comes from a lack of focus. We'll get there though by the fall. Overall though we did a very good job on both sides of the ball."

Lampley said the two guys who stood out to him during the scrimmage were two quarterbacks who provided great leadership for the offense.

"Austin Davis was making good decisions, and Chris Campbell did a great job two as well," he said. "Both quarterbacks played well and gave us a chance to score at the end of it. It was good experience for them to get some more game type decisions under their belts."

Lampley has provided a lot of excitement for Eagle fans over the past two years. Playing as a true freshman, and last year though he played hurt for several games. This spring, he has been used solely in a wide receiver role.

"It is not much of an adjustment at all for me, because last year right before I got hurt I was working so much with the receivers," he informed us. "It is not foreign to me, I am learning more and more as I go, and I hope I can contribute there more to our offensive success this season."

When the season rolls around though, he expects his role will increase.

"I expect myself to do both," he said of playing receiver and running back.

"They just moved me there to get me some more experience there. They are really trying to get me in some match-ups with linebackers, get me in space, and let me just have fun making plays."

With his experience, Lampley knows he can provide more than just on the field help.

"Guys coming up behind me understand that I played as a true freshman and I can help them and tell them what to expect coming into the season," he said. "Most of the guys are looking to me, and I have to do the right things and lead by example for them."

Lampley is certainly a guy the coaches want others looking to. A high character guy with always a team first attitude, Lampley is the type of player anyone would love to coach.

Even in the return game, it is all about the team first.

"Just seeing the guys make good blocks, and we just want to make good things happen so we can help out the offense by getting scores and good field position," he said. "It is so much fun, and we want to provide some excitement for the fans."

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