Pitt FB Recruiting
‘All Conference Caliber’: Pitt WR Commit Lamar Seymore Isn’t a Consolation Prize
Pitt’s roster is loaded with talent from the Sunshine State, and while newly anointed No. 1 wide receiver Jared Wayne (by way of Ontario, Canada) is the only current wide receiver on the roster from Florida, that’s about to change.
Perhaps lost in the pursuit of elite Florida wide receiver Hykeem Williams, three-star wideout Lamar Seymore from Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida is the next in line to join Pitt’s wide receiving corps under the tutelage of Tiquan Underwood. The former Miami commit, who de-committed after his official visit to Pittsburgh in June, committed to Pitt earlier this week.
Andrew Ivins, 247Sports’ Florida recruiting analyst, wasn’t initially sold on Seymore, but in watching him play since he was catching passes for Miami Central in the state title game as a freshman, his thoughts on Seymore have become much clearer.
“I think (Seymore’s) got all-conference type of caliber,” Ivins told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I think he’s someone that could’ve played in the SEC; I think he’s probably someone that’s gonna have a big senior season (at Miami Central).”
At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Seymore is a well-built wideout with a nice skill set that has made some noise at camps and 7-on-7 appearances this summer. And the more Ivins has seen from Seymore, the more of a fan he’s become in the process.
“I thought he was awesome out in Las Vegas playing for the South Florida Express, who are loaded with elite, blue-chip wide receivers that are much higher ranked than him,” Seymore said. “He’s a guy we’ve continued to move up. He’s got some south Florida dawg in him, and a lot of SEC schools and coaches were hitting me up about that. He’s kind of a ‘my ball type of guy, I want to win.’”
South Florida Express, which is perhaps the top-ranked 7-on-7 squad in the country, won the 2022 Overtime 7-on-7 in Vegas, and Seymore featured heavily in the circuit this year.
Miami @CanesFootball 2023 commit @lamargotfanz catches this one over the defender for the touchdown for @SouthFLExpress. Pass from @Collin_Hurst8. pic.twitter.com/wGSNEBMqjg
— Marcus Benjamin (@BenjaminRivals) June 10, 2022
TD pass from earlier from Collin Hurst to @lamargotfanz for @SouthFLExpress pic.twitter.com/1pm76avZkF
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) June 12, 2022
While Ivins expects a big, big season from Seymore in his final high school go-around, he’s one step closer to the next level and arriving in Pittsburgh. A big season could help Seymore continue to rise in recruiting rankings, but it’s also a chance to continue to develop into a player who will make an early impact.
“I think the fact that he’s going to work with Tiquan Underwood at Pittsburgh can be exciting to track and to watch because he’s probably a guy that isn’t going to take that long to get on the field and he can be a multi-year contributor type player,” Ivins said.
With solid size (6-foot, 185 pounds) and the pedigree of playing at a powerhouse Florida state champion, Seymore’s blend of speed and quickness with the ball in his hands fits well into Pitt’s offense inside or outside. He’s both shifty with the ball in his hands and able to use his frame to make contested catches.
In just seven games as a junior at Miami Central, Seymore hauled in 19 receptions for 355 yards and four touchdowns (at just under 20 yards per reception) alongside 2024 wide receiver Joshisa Trader — a top-10 national recruit in the cycle.
247Sports rates Seymore as the 840th-ranked recruit in the class (109th-ranked wide receiver and the 103rd-ranked recruit from Florida) while On3 rates him as the 871st-ranked recruit in the class (127th-ranked wide receiver and the 130th-ranked recruit from Florida). Rivals rates him as the 96th-ranked wide receiver in the class — holding a 5.6 Rivals Rating.
Even if Williams doesn’t commit to Pitt, Seymore has given Pitt the natural successor to Wayne’s reign as the top Florida wide receiver in Pittsburgh.