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4-star DE Lamar finds new home; Former Oregon commit signs with 'Noles

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Florida State hasn't had much luck with recruits out of Seffner-Armwood High School in recent years. Then again, the Seminoles didn't have head coach Willie Taggart and assistant coach Raymond Woodie on the staff then, either.

Just last week, FSU fans learned that things will be a little different under the new regime, as the Seminoles landed a commitment from Armwood WR Warren Thompson.

Now, the Seminoles have added another, as Armwood defensive end Malcolm Lamar has signed with the Seminoles as well. Like Thompson, Lamar had previously been committed to Taggart at Oregon.

Although he grew up a fan of the Florida Gators, Lamar immediately began considering FSU when Taggart and Woodie arrived on the scene in December.

"I trust Coach Woodie a lot," Lamar said earlier. "We are very close, and I know he's going to always keep it real with me, and that was a big thing to me."

Lamar made an official visit to FSU in December and then was back again this past weekend on an unofficial visit with some members of his family. This trip gave him a chance to spend more time with the players and to meet all of the Seminoles' new coaches, which he missed out on last time.

Lamar, who is rated the nation's No. 19 strongside defensive end, brings great size to the position. He is listed at 6-foot-5 and 256 pounds.

FSU signed only one defensive lineman during the early signing period last month, and that was defensive tackle Robert Cooper.

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