4-star RB Lacy open, talks FSU

Eddie Lacy is a big, powerful back from Louisiana who is rated as the 19th best running back in the nation according to Scout.com. Several schools are pursuing the talented back, including Florida State. NoleDigest spoke to Eddie to get his thoughts about the Seminoles and to talk about his recruitment at this time.

Eddie Lacy is a 4-star running back from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, LA. Lacy has been staring as the feature back since a sophomore when he ran for 1,207 yards and 19 touchdowns. As a junior Eddie was awarded 5A All-State honors as he rushed for 1,800 yards and 26 scores. His production over his high school career has led to several high major programs to offer him a scholarship.

"Recruiting is going okay," said Lacy about his experience, "and I think it's cool and interesting. The fact that all of these college coaches are trying to get me to go to their school is something. I've lost count on the schools that have offered me, but the ones I can remember are Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Southern Miss, Oklahoma and Ole Miss."

With a crunch on numbers for this year Florida State is narrowing its board down to a small amount of prospects. The fact that Jimbo Fisher has been in contact with Lacy shows that FSU still has interest in him. According to Eddie, FSU is a school he is looking at and they have a few aspects that he is looking for in a school.

"I watched the last game against Wake Forest," said Lacy. "It wasn't a good game by the offense but they just made too many mistakes. The defense there is tight; I want to go somewhere that has that kind of balance. Coach Fisher told me that I could get some early playing time there if I go there. I don't expect to start as a freshman but getting early playing time is important to me because I don't like sitting on the bench (laughs). I liked that about them (FSU)."

Eddie told NoleDigest that all of the schools recruiting him are even and that they're all recruiting him hard. He says that growing up he didn't watch football, thus he's never had a favorite. When asked, he did say one school was sticking out, but he declined to comment.

"All of these schools are recruiting me hard and they're all even at this time," explained Lacy. "I do have a school I'm looking at but I don't want to say who it is. Growing up I never watched football on TV, so I didn't have a favorite. I plan on using my family to help me make this decision because my brothers know more about it (football) than I do."

Like all running backs on the high school level Lacy is working on his ability to pass block. He feels that his ability to move, combined with his good vision, will allow him to make an impact early on.

"Early playing time is big for me, and I want to play for a team that runs the I-formation. I'm a big back with the agility of a smaller guy. I can shake and bake you and I can run you over. I'm working on my pass blocking because I need I've never really done that too much."

Lacy told NoleDigest that a decision will be made at the last minute on Signing Day, and that as of now he has no plans to make visits. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Eddie, as well as the rest of the 2009 recruits.

*Note: Eddie reports a 2.0 GPA and got a 17 on his first ACT attempt


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