Arizona staying involved with lineman

Offensive lineman Kenny Lacy has close to 30 offers. Read on to see where the Wildcats stand, when he will make a decision, and more.

There aren't too many offensive linemen across the nation who are as highly touted as Phoenix Mountain Pointe tackle Kenny Lacy.

The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder is being watched by virtually every major program in the country and rightfully so. His large frame and superior blocking ability have programs salivating at the idea of having Lacy anchor their offensive line.

All the attention Lacy is receiver has been accompanied by quite a few scholarship offers as Lacy is going to be able to virtually hand-pick his school.

"I am at 27 or 28," Lacy said. "I'm not sure of the exact number."

UA head coach Rich Rodriguez has made pursuing high-level in-state recruits one of his top priorities. His staff has done a fine job staying on top of Lacy's recruitment as the four-star lineman is still high on the Wildcats.

"Right now I couldn't put a number on it," Lacy said. "But they're right up there with everyone else."

Lacy has remained in contact with the Arizona staff on a relatively consistent basis. He communicates with secondary coach Tony Gibson and offensive line coach Robert Anae the most and has been able to develop a good relationship with the pair of assistants.

"They're pretty cool," Lacy said. "I met them a couple of times since they've been there and I still like UA."

His conversations with the UA staff could parlay into a visit at some point in the coming months.

"Yes," Lacy said. "I plan to get down there this summer."

With more than two-dozen offers and roughly nine months before signing day, there is a chance that the list of Lacy's suitors will only grow. With much to ponder before next February, expect the lineman to take his time in choosing a football program.

"I am going to wait to decide until about January," Lacy said.

With the abundance of offers from prestigious programs, does Lacy have a school he is favoring more than others?

"No," Lacy said. "I don't have one school that I am favoring at all over the others."

The amount of teams chasing Lacy is going to make the race for his services interesting to follow. Many programs possess similar attributes, but where Lacy decides to go could come down to a few basic qualities.

"Nice facilities – I mean every school is going to have great coaches and great players – a nice area around the school," Lacy said. "And winning games is really important as well."

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