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Controversy strikes National Signing Day as one school officially announced “fake” commitment Twitter/@mlamar35

Malcolm Lamar is a very intriguing prospect and, in the end, he may join Willie Taggart in Tallahassee. However, the former Oregon commit found himself in the middle of some National Signing Day controversy, as the Florida State Seminoles officially announced (now deleted) his commitment in conjunction with several writing covering the recruiting beat.

Moments later, though, Lamar indicated that the story was “fake” and told Josh Newberg of 247Sports (among others) to delete the reporting.

The senior defensive end from Seffner (Fla.) ranks as one of the top 250 recruits in the country according to the 247Sports composite and he de-committed from Oregon on Dec. 19, presumably in conjunction with Taggart’s departure.

Florida State and Lamar did eventually acknowledge that the defensive end had made his commitment.

Looks like this one may have just been a simple miscommunication error, as Lamar likely wanted some time to make the announcement himself.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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