Lamar County has been pulverizing their opponents this year with a dominant rushing attack. The #7 team in our Class A DI rankings, Lamar County is prime for a deep playoff run and senior OL Andrew Maurice has been an important contributing factor.
“My senior year so far has been nothing less than significant. Our team came off a remarkable 10-2 season and 3-0 in the region and Region Champions last year. We made it to the second round of the playoffs and fell short of 5 points,” Maurice said.
He continued, “This year, we returned with the same intensity as last year. As shown, we are 6-2 right now, going into the second game of the region against Crawford County. We hope to go back and win the Region Championship a second time and keep the legacy we started last year.”
The Lamar County offense sets the tempo for the entire team, and upfront, their offensive line is among the best in the classification. The team has hit their stride with their most recent performance against Temple, which was a 23-0 shutout.
Maurice blocked so well that he was selected to our Bully Squad for Week 9 and eventually he was named offensive lineman of the week. No doubt, the 2023 season has been good for Maurice, and with two games left before the playoffs, we asked the big fella what his goals are to finish his senior year of football.
“As far as our goals going into the rest of the season, that has been the same since the day I stepped into the doors at Lamar County High School – a state title. That’s everyone’s goal, and we have the talent to complete that goal,” he said.
Even going back to Maurice’s junior year, the 2024 offensive lineman has always been an impressive prospect with a good frame for the D1 level. The senior has made a lot of strides in the last year cleaning up the fundamental side of the game.
“I have improved in many aspects of the game since last year, although I feel the area I have improved the most is my footwork, Taking the correct steps, not false stepping, constantly pushing off the back foot, and getting my body in front of the opponent.”
Maurice has a relentless motor when blocking. He has wide shoulders, and a good frame to add weight, but above all else, his mindset on the field creates a differential between him and his peers.
“My mindset every time I step onto the field is to dominate my opponent, To blow them off the ball, and to give my RB, WB, FB, or whoever has the ball a chance to score,”
On the recruiting front, Maurice earned his first FBS offer at the start of August from Troy. A number of more schools are interested in the pounding blocker from Lamar County.
“My recruitment process has been great, All the coaches at my school have helped me tremendously throughout the whole process with getting my film and information out.”
Maurice is a recruit to watch closely down the stretch here. Every college starts to scramble to look for offensive linemen with his profile down the stretch, and the 2024 tackle has emerged as one of the best available still in the state.
Obviously, we are bullish on both Maurice’s general potential at the next level and expect his recruitment to follow, so be sure to follow to hear more about the Lamar County senior and athletes all over the state of Georgia.