Potomac WR Rakim Lamarre (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruitNoVA)
Rakim Lamarre Commits to Delaware
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Dual-sport athlete at Potomac High School, Rakim Lamarre (2021 TE/WR 6-2 205) has officially declared his commitment to the University of Delaware. The six foot three, 210 pound tight end, Rakim played at a high level on the gridiron, but as well on the hardwood as a basketball player. In this past season, he recorded 49 catches for 986 yards and six touchdowns, he proved to recruiters that he is worth the recognition and praise.
He earned accolades for his play, as well. He received 1st team all-district and 2nd team all-region honors last season. He proved the doubters wrong about Potomac’s team, a weaker team in recent memory. He likes to do his best not just to get the team more recognition, but as well as his teammates. He thinks that more than anything else, his recruiting can help others on his team.
— _reallyrakim_ (@LamarreRakim) July 9, 2020
Athletically, he has been described as a monster. He has been described as “an athletic freak of nature” by recruiters and opposing coaches. He bench presses 275 pounds, an impressive feat for someone his size. Rakim also dead lifts 485 pounds, which is not something that went unrecognized by recruiters. He also uses his speed as well as his strength to separate himself from his competition. He demonstrated that speed on a touchdown run last season when he took it 83 yards for a touchdown, his lone rushing attempt of the season.
The Delaware Blue Hens are coming off of back to back seasons that saw them get a 7-5 and 5-7 record, respectively. The mediocrity that they have experienced will only continue if they don’t recruit more athletes in the northern Virginia area, such as Rakim. They play a schedule that is loaded with big games and tests for their roster to see where they stand against the biggest competition at the FCS level.
Rakim looks to not only make a name for himself at Delaware, but help elevate the Blue Hens, similarly to what he did with Potomac. Upon his announcement, many of his teammates and opponents chimed in to congratulate him on his accomplishment. An accolade like this is exactly that for him: a long time coming for the notability he has gotten and recognition for the hard work he has put in to get to this point. He understands that the work doesn’t stop here, and that his commitment is just the beginning for him.
– Marc Goldstein