War Eagle or Hotty Toddy for Lacy

Three-star offensive tackle prospect Michael Lacy gives an update on his academics and recruiting.

Gulfport, Miss.--In late May Gulfport, Miss., High School prospect Michael Lacy was almost ready to pull the trigger and commit to Auburn, but he quickly backed off that idea. Since then he's put recruiting on the backburner and has been trying to focus on academics and his senior season.

"I'm just trying to get qualified and get my core classes out of the way," Lacy explains. "I'm just trying to get ready for football season and get ready for my senior year. I'm working hard with summer school and everything trying to get extra classes."

Auburn is still in the picture with Lacy, but he doesn't expect to make a final decision any time soon. "Auburn and Ole Miss are my main two choices," the 6-6, 315-pounder notes. "I think I'll make a decision toward December and the end of the season once I weigh my options out.

"I've been to Ole Miss and Auburn for junior days," he adds. "I really liked Auburn. I talked to the coach of the O-Line, coach (Hugh) Nall. I talked to him and coach (Don) Dunn. At Ole Miss, their campus is real, real nice. I liked it. They're real go-getters."

When it comes time to making his final decision, Lacy says the biggest aspect will be, "Education. I'd like to get my degree. I'm looking for a great football program, great education and good weight program."

Aside from getting his academics squared away for college, he says he's been working hard to get ready physically for the SEC whether it's with the Tigers or the Rebels.

"Run blocking, strength and everything," Lacy says. "We're working out with the football team every day lifting weights and running the whole summer. I've been working for the season."

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