BYU eyes California safety

Currently, Arcadia High School safety Taylor Lagace has six scholarship offers on the table. Recently, coaches from Stanford and BYU made the trip down to Arcadia to watch the passing league Lagace was attending. Coach Howell of BYU is recruiting Lagace, and the two have established a good relationship that could lead to an offer.

Taylor Lagace is a fast, hard-hitting safety with good size.

"I'm 6'2", 200 pounds, and I run a 4.4 forty," said Lagace. "I'm pretty fast for my size."

Although he plays different positions, Lagace has his mind set on playing defense at college.

"I want to play safety at the next level," Lagace said. "I had four interceptions last year but don't know how many breakups. I like to make big hits. I had three forced fumbles and 50 tackles. I like to hit on the field and I think that's what the fans would see."

He also didn't do too bad on the offensive side of the ball, and put up some gaudy numbers on special teams as well.

"On offense I had 53 catches for around 650 yards for around 11 touchdowns. I also kick return and had around 1,045 yards."

To date, Lagace has six scholarship offers on the table.

"The offers I have already are Washington, Boise State, Idaho, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona and UC Davis. I have other schools looking at me and they could be close to offering me."

The schools Lagace feels could be close to offering are Fresno State, Washington State and Oregon State, and he also likes UCLA and Oregon.

Recently, BYU has entered the picture as well. Cougar defensive back coach Nick Howell has scouted out the Apache safety, and the two have forged a good relationship since.

"He's a cool guy," Lagace said about Howell. "He's young and he treats his players really well, and so far we have a really good relationship."

In fact, Coach Howell made a trip down to Southern California to check out a passing league Lagace was attending. According to Lagace, BYU is another school that is close to offering.

"They were talking about getting me to come out there. They said if I come out there and meet the head coach, that they'll make an offer."

As recruiting heats up, Lagace is currently educating himself more about BYU..

"I know BYU is a Mormon school and they had Jimmer Fredette," Lagace said with a laugh. "I know they expect you to live a high standard. They have a moral code and they expect you to follow it. I feel I would fit the team really well because I live by good morals. I feel I would be able to live that good life that required."

Total Blue Sports will continue to monitor Lagace's recruitment and report on any future development. His highlights can be viewed below.


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