QB Visits Alabama

2013 Quarterback Richard Lagow from Plano Senior High is getting a lot of attention from the Crimson Tide Football Program. Although Lagow is just a junior and hasn't had a chance to start a varsity football game he has still managed to impress the Alabama coaches.

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Lagow recently visited the Capstone after spending a good deal of time talking with his recruiting coordinator Mike Groh (Receivers). Groh had visited plano to watch Lagow workout during practices and videotaped the young prospect to show to the Crimson Tide coaches.

During Lagow's visit Groh went over the opportunities Alabama had to offer the quarterback then Lagow met with Jim McElwain (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks). McElwain went into more detail about how Alabama coaches their quarterbacks in footwork, timing and mechanics. McElwain also went through some quarterback drills with Lagow in the indoor practice facility.

But those weren't the only coaches Lagow chatted with he was also taken to the stadium to talk with Alabama's head coach, Nick Saban.

"Saban said ‘this is the first year your going to get snaps in a varsity game," Lagow said. "He told me they would come to a few games this season. Saban said they liked what the saw in me and that there would be a spot for me at Alabama. Saban also said that they need to see me play an actual game first before they give me an offer."

Not only was Lagow impressed by the Tide's Athletic facilities, lockerrooms, and stadium, but also he was shocked by the campus and academics.

"I liked the campus and the stadium a lot," Lagow said. "All that is impressive, but aside from all the football stuff what they offer their Student Athletes in academics is really great. It was really well organized compared to the other big name schools I've looked at that have only two tutors for the whole football team. Alabama has one tutor for every two players. Also, whenever you get your schedule for the year they help get organized so you can succeed. The Athlete Academic Hall and football facilities are really nice. It's more than I expected."

Lagow plans to visit Alabama again for a football game during his high school team's bye week—September 16th—the Tide will be playing North Texas at Bryant Denny Stadium that weekend.

With Plano Senior High's first day of two-a-days done Lagow said he's trying to focus on the season, but it can be a little hard when he knows Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas recruiters will all be coming to watch him play in one of his first three games.

"It definitely makes you perform better," Lagow said. "My high school football coaches have told me to just take it play by play don't get ahead of yourself. They tell me to take what the defense gives me and not try to force anything. I just have to focus on the team and not on trying to make a big play."

Lagow said this offseason he's trying to put on more weight. In the past three months, he's already jumped from 175 to 206. Lagow's goal is to be at 220 before the start of his senior season.

Lagow will be playing in his first Plano Senior High Varsity Scrimmage on August 19th against Mesquite. And they open their first game of the season on August 26th against Lakeview Centennial.

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